Ochocinco shares thoughts on Revis

Updated: July 13, 2010, 1:27 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco doesn't believe New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis will hold out when the Jets report to training camp on Aug. 1.

"Why would he hold out and not return to play against me?" Ochocinco said Monday night at Rucker Park in Harlem, where he was a celebrity coach against a team featuring fellow receiver/reality TV star Terrell Owens.

And if Ochocinco was Jets owner Woody Johnson, it sounds like Revis would have his new contract already.

"I would [pay Revis]," Ochocinco said.

Reports indicate that Revis, who has three years left on his rookie contract, may be a no-show at the start of camp. Revis is seeking to be the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, earning between $15-$16 million per year.

"I'd take a pay cut just to play against him," said Ochocinco, who had a famous war of words with the Gang Green cornerback before being shut down by Revis in the teams' regular-season finale and first-round playoff game last season.

Ochocinco said there would be another Twitter war with Revis prior to the Jets-Bengals matchup on Thanksgiving Day in prime time.

Both Owens and Ochocinco were all over New York City on Monday to promote their reality TV shows: "The T.O. Show" and "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch" which air Sunday nights on VH-1.

Owens said he was confident that he'd sign with a team before the end of training camp. He said he wanted to join a championship contender, and was complimentary of Ochocinco's Bengals. He declined to speak specifically about other potential suitors.

But Owens did flash an impressive repertoire on the famed Rucker court, finishing the game with 11 points and two alley-oop dunks.

Ian Begley is a contributor to ESPNNewYork.com

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