Bengals owner Mike Brown first again stated Monday that Palmer won’t be moved this offseason, much to the dislike of the QB, and now he’s firing some shots at the flamboyant wide receiver, who seems to be making headlines for everything outside of getting ready for the 2011 season.
First it was playing soccer, and then the now famous bull riding stunt. Brown it sounds like has grown tired of it all.
“He’s going to do the things he does,” Brown told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Next maybe he’ll be a snake wrangler and we’ll watch to see if he gets bit. He’s always up to some stunt. They amuse me in a way.
“They concern me because let’s face it we want a football player. We aren’t hiring a bull rider, a dancer, a soccer player. We want a football player. It’s simple. And that should be the focus, not on other things. ..Chad has a genius for bringing notice to himself.”
Brown rightfully so wonders about the wide outs focus when it comes to playing football.
“I’ve never known any football player who can bring a spotlight on to himself seemingly all year around,” he said. “Is that a good thing or a bad thing? And that gets to be a debate. “The issue is does he at this stage of his life have that focus.”
The Bengals likely will release or do their best to trade Ochocinco, meaning that Brown won’t have to worry about his next trick, which likely will simply mean packing up and leaving town.