New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco suggested early Wednesday morning with a Tweet from his Twitter page that Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas was responsible for giving him a concussion. The Tweet also suggested that former Houston Texans DB Brian Russell and current Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis inflicted the hits that caused him to have two other additional concussions.
Brian Russell, Louis Delmas and Ray Lewis… I remember them RT @KINGCOOPER81: how many concussions do you think u had in your career?
— Chad Ochocinco (@ochocinco) May 9, 2012
Although Ochocinco could be correct, it may be impossible to confirm that Delmas was in fact responsible for the hit that made the Patriots wide receiver suffer his second concussion of his career. However, dating back to 2009, Delmas’ rookie season, Delmas would have had two opportunities to give Ochocinco a concussion—one when Ochocinco was a Bengal and one since recently joining the Patriots.
The following dates are possibilities of when the concussion occurred:
- 2009 – Week 13 – Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals
- 2011 – Preseason Week 3 – Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots
Here’s a big hit from the 2009 meeting that certainly looks the part:
(h/t @j16941 for the video clip)