Bengals: Ocho Cinco will not play against Steelers

CINCINNATI (AP) -The Cincinnati Bengals say Chad Ocho Cinco, the wide receiver formerly known as Chad Johnson, will be deactivated for Thursday night's game with the Pittsburgh Steelers for violating a team rule.

The Bengals did not specify the violation and said there would be no further comment until after the game. Reports from the Cincinnati media say Ocho Cinco missed a team meeting last night after sleeping in.

Pittsburgh is set as a 10.5-point home favorite for Thursday's game. The total is currently set at 34.5.

Ocho Cinco had ankle surgery in June and a shoulder injury in August and has not been as involved in the Bengals' offense as much as previous years. Meanwhile, his former college teammate, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, has become the team's primary receiver.

Houshmandzadeh leads the NFL with 73 catches, and has four touchdowns. Ocho Cinco, a down-field threat in previous years, has 41 catches, none for more than 22 yards.

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Posted by drsweet
5 years ago

GO OVER. THE REF WILL DO YOU A FAVOR THIS TIME AROUND. OTHERWISE CALL THE YOUR FAVORITE REF. NOW
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Posted by Megamaniak
5 years ago

I'm leanin' OVER nocnoc... but I like the Bengals to suck it up as well.
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Posted by Megamaniak
5 years ago

Yea Yankee... this game is really tough to pick. My pick is posted in the main NFL Forum.
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Posted by nocnoc
5 years ago

pitts or cincin. under or over. Thanks
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Posted by nocnoc
5 years ago

talk over and over, u guys have dicision yet
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Posted by SteveGambles
5 years ago

hey joi....it s called reporting the news...not a conspiracy..Pitt wins huge
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Posted by SteveGambles
5 years ago

looks easy to head to the under in this 1 , but desperate offense and on the road leads to strange happenings that lead to points....Not much rest for the Cincinnati defense...Big # on Pitts side of the scoreboard. easy Pitt cover here.
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Posted by PlumberMoney
5 years ago

All of the double digit spreads have not covered once and will not cover tonight!!!!!
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Posted by joiitsrott
5 years ago

They inform you this so bettors won't back Bengals tonight.
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Posted by RunEmHard
5 years ago

He's a IDIOT ! ! !
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Posted by NFLKiller
5 years ago

won't make a difference, if anything, could be a plus for the bengals...release of bad energy!
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Posted by JimLeRoy
5 years ago

He is complete trash
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Posted by Megamaniak
5 years ago

When will the bullshit stop with this jerkoff
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Posted by nocnoc
5 years ago

"pitts or cincin. under or over. Thanks"