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Ochocinco Writes Letter To Support ‘Dad’ Goodell

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Chad Ochocinco (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

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(AP)Chad Ochocinco wants Roger Goodell to know that he has the NFL commissioner’s back.

The outspoken New England Patriots wide receiver posted a letter of support for Goodell on Friday as the issue of football safety has increased in the wake of Junior Seau’s suicide.

Ochocinco begins with, “Dear Dad,” in the note on his site, OCNNReport.com, and tells Goodell he wanted to reach out to him because it has been “the worst week ever” with “players dying, players suing and on top of that my peers are just going off on you in the media.”

Goodell and the NFL have been criticized for their handling of concussions, despite a recent focus on head injuries. Thousands of former players have also sued the league and claimed it didn’t properly protect its players from concussions.

The issue of player safety has again become a hot topic after Seau was found last week with a gunshot to the chest at his home in Oceanside, Calif.

Ochocinco, who also tweeted a link to the open letter, said that because “no one is showing any support, I figured I would be the first.”

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