Chad Ochocinco sprayed by lion at charity event

New England Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco warms up just prior to the start of the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium Aug. 18, 2011, in Tampa, Fla.
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(CBS) - Chad Ochocinco lives the celebrity life. He is a world-famous personality who makes a generous living as an elite athlete (though some might question whether 15 catches over the regular season this year counts as "elite.") His Twitter feed is followed by over three million people, and he's not afraid to say exactly what's on his mind. Even his problems are larger than life. Take the case this weekend, when Ochocinco tweeted that he was urinated on by a lion.

Yes, an actual lion. Ochocinco even snapped a picture.

Ochocinco peed on by lion
His original tweet was even more incredulous than the one above. The New England Patriots receiver wrote, "Sweat to lil 10 pound bearded baby Jesus I just got peed on by a real "Lion" I'm not lying either. And y'all wonder why I don't go out!!!!"

The lion "attack" took place at a Voices for Children charity event in Miami Saturday night. Also in attendance were New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and Ochocinco's fiancee Evelyn Lozada. On her Twitter, Lozada wrote that the lion aimed straight for Ochocinco and sprayed him "like a water gun."

For the record, Ochocinco was hit by the lion exactly as many times as he was targeted by Tom Brady in the Super Bowl.

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