Chad Ochocinco tweets 'time is up'
Former Pro Bowl receiver Chad Ochocinco also weighed in on his slim prospects of returning to Cincinnati via Twitter on Tuesday.
Ochocinco, coming off a disappointing and injury-plagued season, expressed bluntly that his "time is up" with the Bengals. The 33-year-old has one year remaining on his contract and could be trade bait once a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.
Cincinnati is looking to go younger at receiver, which sparked the conversation with Ochocinco on Twitter. Ochocinco was asked if the Bengals should select University of Georgia receiver A.J. Green with No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft.
"He'd be perfect," Ochocinco tweeted. "I've done all I can, my time is up."
Ochocinco also had some choice words for Bengals coach Marvin Lewis.
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Since the end of the last season, Ochocinco has alluded several times to his strained relationship with Lewis, who has either downplayed the situation or shrugged it off completely. But Ochocinco expounded on their issues Tuesday.
"I love Cincy, but coach Lewis is mean to me now so I think I am gone," Ochocinco tweeted.
"He has gone over board to publicly [chastise] the one guy who loves him[.] I'm so hurt," Ochocinco said in another tweet.
Ochocinco caught 67 passes for 831 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Bengals, who finished with a 4-12 record.
James Walker covers the AFC North for ESPN.com. You can follow him on Twitter at espnafc_north.
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