updated 05/16/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/16/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
NFL star Chad Ochocinco faced his most formidable opponent Saturday night – and it wasn’t the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense.
After the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) challenged him to the standard 8-second ride at their Built Ford Tough event in Georgia Saturday night, the Cincinnati wide receiver accepted with all the cockiness fans would expect.
“The real question is not how long I can last on the bull, but how long the bull can last with me riding him,” he Tweeted.
But when his 1,500-lb. foe Deja Blu bucked him off in just 1.5 seconds, Ochocinco had nothing but respect for the real cowboys.
“The sport doesn’t get enough credit – the guys who do this week in and week out should be the highest-paid athletes in sports,” Ochocinco told reporters. And though he only lasted a mere moment atop the bull (earning him $10,000), “It was fun,” he said. “I can cross bull riding off my bucket list.”