Dear Dad…… Chad Ochocinco’s Letter To Roger Goodell

Chad Ochocinco

Upon the early release of Brickhouse Talk I wrote an article that was of great concern to me titled “The Fifth Quarter Aftermath” which discussed ex-pro NFL players who are suffering from life threatening injuries after playing the game they loved. The article most addressed the obesity issues that has plagued several NFL players. (search for the title on the site)

Due to the recent death of the late great star linebacker Junior Seau (RIP) the NFL is under firer with law suits along with highly publicized media attention from ex and current NFL players which has a negative reflection on the NFL.

The Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has taken a different approach to reach out to who he considers a father figure Roger Goodell.

Ochocinco decided to write an open letter to the NFL over the weekend, explaining his thoughts on the issues of safety in football with some rather pointed words to both players and fans of the game.

Let’s all have great hope that this issue is addressed expeditiously with a resolution that will prevent another loss for this unfortunate/preventable cause.


Dear Dad,
I know it has been a rough week, so I wanted to reach out. Players dying, players suing and on top of that my peers are just going off on you in the media. It does not help that ESPN has all of a sudden become Medical TV with damn near every brain expert on the planet. This has got to be the worst week[s] ever. Since no one is showing any support, I figured I would be the first. You are in one big-ass catch 22 and quite frankly, I am not sure there is any solution. One thing I think can help is killing the NFL PR machine.

Y’all do a darn near perfect job at portraying this game as one played by heroes.

But let’s be real dad. This is a nasty, dirty and violent game with consequences. Sign up or go get a regular job. Watch it or turn off the TV and go fishing with your kids. It is really that simple. I know there are probably legal and financial implications that prevent this blunt depiction, but am not sure if you have a choice. If you don’t say it now, the mounting evidence being revealed publicly will say it for you very soon. In all, I love you and if anyone can lead us out of this mess, it will be you. Oh by the way, I have a deal for you. Am having a rebound year and plan to do a lot of celebrating in the end zone. Can my fine money go to supporting ex-players suffering?



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Ramonda Cutrer is the Ceo and Founder of Brickhouse Talk Productions. She is a dedicated sport fan, sportswoman, writer and entrepreneur with a vision to bring exciting and interesting perspectives on sports and entertainment with a classy approach.

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