Chad Ochocinco to Fly Twitter Fans to His Games

Bengal wide receiver, annoyed by ban, shows the love with tickets
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2009 7:47 AM CDT
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco acknowledges a fan during their first practice at NFL football training camp in Georgetown, Ky., on July 31, 2009.   (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

(Newser) – Cincinnati Bengal Chad Ochocinco really likes Twitter, so he wasn't happy about the NFL's new policy banning tweets before, during, and after games. He tried to do an end run—vowing to use hand signals to pass messages to a tweeter in the stands, but the NFL banned having a representative tweet during games, too. So the wide receiver came up with another way to encourage his Twitter fans: He'll fly some of them to each of his home games.

Details are sketchy, and no word about how to win, Mashable reports, but Ochocinco tells fans to stay tuned. "I'll be paying for flight, hotel stay, rent a car, and food," he tweeted.