By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
In a cardboard universe that’s soon to include video trading cards, the answer to this question is “definitely maybe.”
According to a recently-released ESPN.com news item and the following video from the foxsports YouTube channel, the loud-mouthed Bengals receiver started a four-day trial with Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City earlier this week. Obviously better known for the other foot-named game, Chad Ochocinco apparently played soccer during his youth — and this tryout could (but likely won’t) spark a new career.
In the case that he just happens to make the roster — and if he’s willing to take a massive salary cut — collectors might just be able to see a different kind of Ochocinco football cards.
Despite the fact that April Fool’s Day is one week from today, the footage below is very, very real.