Ochocinco wants to take leap

Updated: September 16, 2009, 4:28 PM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Attention, Green Bay Packers fans: Chad Ochocinco could be headed for a grandstand near you.

The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver says he'll do a celebratory "Lambeau Leap" into the end zone seats if he scores in Sunday's game at Lambeau Field.

"I'm looking for the Cheeseheads to embrace 'Ocho,' " he said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters who cover the Packers.

Ochocinco recalled getting an "embrace" from Cleveland fans when he jumped into the Browns' "Dawg Pound" fan section -- perhaps blocking out the shower of beer and derision that also rained on the outspoken receiver.

How would he be received by Packers fans?

"I'm not sure," Ochocinco said. "If they're going to accept one individual out of all the NFL teams to embrace if he got into the stands, I think I should be that one."

And Ochocinco said if he did do a Lambeau Leap, it wouldn't be a sign of disrespect.

"I'm no harm," Ochocinco said. "It's all fun, it's all entertainment. It's really a challenge from myself for that defense and that secondary to stop me from doing what I'm coming in there to do, and that's to do everything I can to give us a 'W.' "


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