I was standing at Reggie Wayne’s booth listening to him talk about his alma mater, The U, when a familiar voice next to me started asking questions.
"Hey Reggie we’re with OCNN."
"Oh, shoot!" he said laughing.
That voice was none other than Chris Cooley of the Washington Redskins. He, along with Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens, was decked out in OCNN gear.
Yes, that’s the Ochocinco News Network, the brainchild of Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals.
And this isn’t completely a joke. They had multiple cameras and upwards of ten "employees" that I saw. Ochocinco legitimately threw some money into this and they were running around getting interviews like any other of the media folks there.
I asked an OCNN cameraman who he was here with and he said, "Our whole team. Cooley, Ray Rice, Dockett and Chad."
That’s quite the crew.