Twitter Battle All Fun And Games

The Ravens anticipated that Chad Ochocinco would start to press buttons via Twitter.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

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Ravens fullback Le’Ron McClain doesn’t think Chad Ochocinco is coming from a malicious place when the brash Cincinnati Bengals wideout told McClain he was going to beat him up via Twitter.

The two had what could be considered a heated exchange on Tuesday after Ochocinco (@OGOchoCinco) and Ravens running back Willis McGahee (@23McGahee) got into it.

“I just wanted to put my two cents in. It could have been Ray Rice or any running back,” McClain (@LeRonMcClain33) said Wednesday afternoon.

“[Ochocinco is] one of my partners.  We got real cool down there at the Pro Bowl, so we were just joking around on Twitter yesterday, arguing with him. We know both of us play on offense, so we know we probably won’t get a chance to go against each other.”

Read the entire exchange.

One player who will have a chance to cover Ochocinco is Fabian Washington, but the frequent tweeter has not heard from Ochocinco yet.

If he does, Washington will certainly remember what is said.

“I’m not going to let him get into my head with all his antics,” said Washington. “I don’t take it serious at all.

“Twitter isn’t football. You can hide behind a computer. But like I said, come Sunday, it’s going down. You can’t hide.”

The Ravens knew it was only going to be a matter of time before Ochocinco began chirping at them.

“You know Chad and his personality,” McClain said.  ”He’s a great guy and a great player. He’s a guy I’ve been watching since high school.  It’s all fun and games.”

Apparently, this happens each week, and Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis gets a daily report of Ochocinco’s tweets to monitor the situation.

“His is jibberish,” Lewis said.  ”Like his commentary on the game Monday night.  It is hilarious; some of this stuff.  The only thing I tell him is just be careful.  Realize it’s not just adults reading this, sometimes it’s young kids reading this.

“Just watch your language that way and represent yourself the way you want to represent yourself.  You have built an amazing reputation and don’t take anything away from it.”

Ochocinco did not want to discuss his Twitter habit in a conference call with Baltimore media. He was asked about his penchant for speaking out on Twitter four times, and he said he only wanted to talk about football on each occasion.

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