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Ochocinco in Florida to attend father's funeral

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  January 21, 2012 03:33 PM

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Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco is currently in Florida to attend the funeral of his father, who died on Monday.

Ochocinco tweeted on Monday morning that his father had died; he did not have a close relationship with his father, who was in prison for nearly all of his childhood. Ochocinco said in September that he kept him at arm's length.

He is expected to be back in Foxborough, possibly tonight, though certainly in time for the game.

The news of Ochocinco leaving the team was originally reported by CSNNE.com.

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