NFL’s Ochocinco, US House speaker trade tweets



CINCINNATI (AP) — Chad Ochocinco (OH’-choh-SINK’-oh), meet the speaker of the U.S. House. On Twitter, of course.

The New England Patriots wide receiver known for prolific social media interactions decided to tune in to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and was wondering about the unsmiling man sitting behind the president.

Informed it was Republican Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) of Ohio, the former Cincinnati Bengal decided to reach out to him on Twitter, asking Tuesday night if he was “OK.”

Apparently still concerned Wednesday, Ochocinco asked Boehner if he was in better spirits and told Boehner to remember that he loved him if things seemed bad.

Boehner thanked him in a Tweet, wished him good luck in the Super Bowl and said the Bengals would see him in next year’s playoffs.