Chad Ochocinco eager to show dance floor moves

Tue, Mar 2

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is psyched about being on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," which begins March 22.

Chad Ochocinco
AP Photo/Tony TribbleChad Ochocinco jokes about dancing and not getting fined.

"This is the first time I'll be able to dance without getting fined," Ochocinco said Tuesday morning.

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As always when it comes to Ochocinco, he is a self-marketer.

He then tweeted this to his 770,000 followers: "DWTS will be the first time i will be able to dance and be creative at the same time without getting fined=must see TV."

Ochocinco, who once was fined $30,000 by the NFL for wearing a sombrero after scoring a touchdown, joins astronaut Buzz Aldrin, celebrity mom Kate Gosselin, "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson, former "90210" bad girl Shannen Doherty, TV's "The Bachelor" Jake Pavelka, Olympic gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek, ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, actor Aiden Turner and actor Niecy Nash in the dance show that partners celebrities with professional dancers.

It's going to be interesting to see Ochocinco on the dance floor, beginning with the Viennese waltz or cha-cha. Ochocinco has been preparing for this for a few months and started a tougher workout regiment a few weeks ago.

"This is going to be big," Ochocinco said a month ago in Miami. "You'll have to watch to see what I do."