Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco caused waves last week when he announced via Twitter his new job during the NFL lockout would be playing soccer for Sporting Kansas City. His tryout started this week and will last until Saturday -- or longer if head coach Peter Vermes chooses.
Ochocinco completed his first practice on Wednesday and by many of the accounts from reporters that were there indicate he was a little rusty. No one doubts he's a great athlete but his footwork needs some work. That's pretty much what I expected to hear.
Ochocinco was the news of the day as a large contingent of media made its way to Swope Park to watch the team practice. Afterward, Vermes had a large press conference followed by Ochocinco. He insists it isn't a publicity stunt, instead he's hoping to fulfill a childhood dream.
Ochocinco will practice with the team on Thursday and Friday while they have a game on Saturday. For more on Sporting KC, check out The Daily Wiz.