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Ochocinco invites grieving fan to wedding

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08:09 AM ET 07.04 | Chad Ochocinco earned more than a friends Tuesday, inviting a grieving fan to his wedding. It all started when a woman named Cheryl Minton from Franklin, Ohio, (who writes that she enjoys animals, reality TV and MMA) tweeted a message to Ochocinco -- who's getting married to reality TV star Evelyn Lozada on Wednesday -- that read, "I'm feeling pretty low today. Lost my hubby 2 weeks ago. Together 30 years. Very hard. Please pray for me. Thanks." Ochocinco responded by asking if she had a passport. She said she did, and Ochocinco wrote back asking if she could pack and be a guest at his wedding. She said yes, and he sent her this: Check ya DM... Just start packing... Evelyn will make arrangements... see you tonight/early a.m."

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July 4, 2012  08:25 AM ET

So Ocho isn't as broke as TO?

July 4, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Happy Independence Day, all!

Kind of a goofy guy but I think his intentions are good. I'm starting to think that a lot of what is perceived as attention grabbing really may be an effort to keep in touch with the fans.

July 4, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Nice story.

July 4, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Now these are the stories we should be reading about more often!

Instead of all the arrests and contract hold outs.

July 4, 2012  09:07 AM ET

what exactly prompts someone to just write a message like that to a stranger? Hey there...don't know you, but my husband just died...sooo....ummm...pray for me?

Hate to be the cynic, but it's just weird.

July 4, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

what exactly prompts someone to just write a message like that to a stranger? Hey there...don't know you, but my husband just died...sooo....ummm...pray for me?Hate to be the cynic, but it's just weird.

You're right. It doesn't take too long for people to take advantage of someone's good deeds. Not saying that's what she did; she may be legit but it is kinda weird to post something like this.

July 4, 2012  09:18 AM ET

I don't think Ocho was ever malicious - more like a big kid or class clown, doing crazy antics to get attention, but all in good fun.

July 4, 2012  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Nice story.

But don't be mistaken... It's still all about Chad...

July 4, 2012  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Nice story.

It was a kind gesture. I always liked it when they showed athletes doing something with the Make a Wish Foundation.

July 4, 2012  09:35 AM ET

RIP Andy Griffith.

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July 4, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Nice gesture, unfortunately it was made by a psychopath.

July 4, 2012  09:58 AM ET

I hope she kept her maiden name. Will make it easier for her if she does not have to go through the hassle of changing all her legal documents every six months just for a name change.

July 4, 2012  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So Ocho isn't as broke as TO?

only Sapp is.

July 4, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

RIP Andy Griffith.

ditto that!

July 4, 2012  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So Ocho isn't as broke as TO?

Apparently not. He does have one thing T.O. doesn't, which is a job.

July 4, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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RIP Andy Griffith.

"Leave it to Beaver" - Andy Griffith's will.

RIP, Andy...

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July 4, 2012  10:44 AM ET

... guy seems to be in a good place down here, so far ,
~ doing and saying the right things .

unexpected and refreshing , ...compared to what else is in the sports pages.

(... and cruisin' around in a SmartCar ? )

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