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Ochocinco decides against 'distraction'

Updated: December 20, 2009, 9:24 PM ET
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Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco said he wouldn't mind paying the fine that would result from his wearing Chris Henry's No. 15 jersey Sunday.

But the Bengals wide receiver decided to stay with his No. 85, taking the field prior to Cincinnati's game versus San Diego doing just that.

In texts sent to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Sunday morning, Ochocinco said he didn't want what would have been a tribute to his former teammate, who passed away Thursday, to become a diversion.

"It's ...

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