Chad Ochocinco Lands VH1 Dating Show

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Who needs to train in the offseason?

Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is competing on the latest season of Dancing with the Stars and has lined up a VH1 dating show. Seriously!

Titled The Tournament, it will feature women from across the country, all competing for the heart of the man formerly known as Chad Johnson.

Check out excerpts from the network press release below:

The series is a mix of Ocho Cinco’s on-field charisma blended with the drama of the dating pool played out in a bracket-style dating tournament.  The 10 episode, one-hour series is set to premiere in July 2010.

The Tournament will start with Ocho Cinco finding his “first 85″ by traveling all over the country meeting women that may be interested in dating him.

“Chad Ocho Cinco is one of the most electrifying individuals in sports today. His bigger than life personality on and off the field and his notorious skills as a social networker, connecting daily with his fans, makes him a perfect fit for VH1,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, VH1. “This show will not only give viewers a look inside his professional life, but also reveal his softer more romantic side when playing a very different kind of game.”

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