Ochocinco tweets Boehner: "You seem pretty angry"

Chad Ochocinco and House speaker John Boehner CBS/Getty Images

Chad Ochocinco, left, and House speaker John Boehner
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(CBS/AP) Chad Ochocinco's production on the field may have declined this year but he hasn't slowed down one bit on Twitter.

Earlier this month, the New England wide receiver flew one of his Twitter followers to Foxboro for the Patriots-Broncos playoff game.

Now Ochocinco has engaged someone more prominent on Twitter: the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Ochocinco tuned in to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, and he soon was wondering about the unsmiling man sitting behind the Democratic president. Informed by a friend it was Republican Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, the former Cincinnati Bengal decided to reach out to him on Twitter, asking Tuesday night if he was "OK." He added: "you seem pretty angry kind sir."

Apparently still concerned Wednesday, Ochocinco asked Boehner in another message if he was in better spirits, and told him: "If all else seems bad in life, just remember I love you kind sir."

Boehner thanked Ochocinco in a tweet and wished him good luck in the Super Bowl. The Patriots play the New York Giants for the National Football League championship on Feb. 5.

"We'll see you in the playoffs next year," Boehner added, using "Bengals" and their fans' cheer "WhoDey" to tag his response on Twitter.

Boehner's Twitter feed later included a photo of him at his desk with a Bengals helmet in the foreground.

Earlier this month, CBSSports.com asked Ochocinco (who has more than 3 million followers on Twitter) how he stayed so popular in an increasingly saturated social media market.

"Just having no filter," Ochocinco said at the time. "No filter is what makes it what it is."

  • CBS News Staff

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