Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cheers For Chad Johnson Errrr Ochocinco

And, of course, Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco sees this as an opportunity to push the individuality envelope. He has indicated, Twitter style, that he plans to wear pink shoes and gloves for the entire month of October, and to supplement them with a pink chin strap and a pink mouthpiece.

He also says that he'll match any fines imposed with a donation, most likely to breast cancer research groups.

I don't know for sure whether or not this move by Chad Johnson is purely about raising money for and awareness of breast cancer research or whether its about his need for attention, but knowing the stigma that men face for wearing pink especially in a sport like football I still believe he deserves some accolades for taking it over the top. As someone who has lost their mother to breast cancer I know how important it is to get the word out. And if him going all out with the pink helps to do that then I for one am all for it.

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