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Bengals receiver Ochocinco takes on bull riding

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011

NFL: Chad Ochocinco now is going to try bull riding.

The Cincinnati Bengals receiver who earlier this year had a tryout with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer, has accepted a challenge from Professional Bull Riders chief operating officer Sean Gleason to ride a bull at the LucasOil Invitational this weekend in Duluth, Minn.

Ochocinco will earn $10,000 if he rides a bull. If he can stay aboard for the required 8 seconds, the PBR will give Ochocinco a new Ford F-150 and allow him to rename the bull.

Gleason says Ochocinco is “a gifted athlete, but bull riding is a much different sport and climbing on the back of a bull in the chutes takes a little more than Twitter confidence …”

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Emmert supports stiffer penalties

NCAA: Mark Emmert wants to start hitting NCAA rule-breakers hard. The governing body’s president said he wants schools that violate the rules to pay a stiff penalty – one that’s punitive enough to make coaches and others think twice about cheating.

“We need to make sure our penalty structure and enforcement process imposes a thoughtful level of concern, and that the cost of violating the rules costs more than not violating them,” Emmert said.

A little more than 13 months after being hired as the NCAA’s new president, Emmert acknowledged he has committed more resources to enforcement.

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Chat online with Shock owner

Arena Football: Do you have a question for Brady Nelson? Don’t miss our live chat with the Spokane Shock owner at noon Thursday.

Just go to spokesman.com to view the live chat and fire away. Nelson will answer as many questions as he can in a one-hour frame. If you have a question that you would like to submit prior to the chat, send it via email to sports@spokesman.com.

The Shock, the defending Arena Football League champions, have had a challenging season that has included the firing of offensive coordinator Fred Biletnikoff after two games and the recent benching of longtime QB Kyle Rowley.

Spokane, coming off a 51-41 loss at Pittsburgh, takes on Dallas at the Arena on Saturday.



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