(Photo courtesy of Will DiTullio)
Ochocinco steps up to the plate... the dinner plate.
Outspoken Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco made good on his Twitter promise to take a Patriots fan out to dinner while he was in town for the Patriots-Bengals season opener. On Saturday, Ochocinco took season ticket holder Will DiTullio and his wife Julianne out to dinner in Providence.
"I got in touch with Chad via Twitter," DiTullio wrote in an e-mail today. "Eventually we started trading e-mails back and forth. I asked if he was going to meet New England fans when he got into town and I received an e-mail from Chad this past Saturday morning, where he told me to come down to Providence and we could meet up, find a venue, and grab a bite to eat.
"So we went down to Providence and met him. Chad was unbelievable. Very, very, very nice. We talked Patriots, playing with T.O., Celtics/Heat, and life in general. The whole experience was very nice. I was almost embarrassed that he would pay for our dinner. I would have been happy with a picture."
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