Lewis says Ocho Cinco staying in Cincy

Updated: April 21, 2009, 8:09 PM ET
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CINCINNATI -- Chad Ocho Cinco isn't going anywhere.

Lewis: 'Chad's not getting moved'

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Marvin Lewis quells any speculation of Chad Ochocinco being moved during the NFL Draft.

At least that's the word from Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, who told a news conference Tuesday that he doesn't understand why speculation continues about Ocho Cinco's future with the team, according to a report in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Lewis' statement was in response to an appearance by former Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who told the NFL Network last week that Ocho Cinco was "crying" for a trade.

"He wonders why everyone can get traded but him," Houshmandzadeh said in the interview.

Ocho Cinco asked to be traded last year. He has been mum about his wishes thus far this offseason.