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The $750 Shoe Rejection

Yesterday, an OSU cornerback, the always-entertaining-on-Twitter and man of many tastes, Yves Batoba (pronounced EE-v) harmlessly fired off this tweet at one Mr. eighty five:

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I follow Yves but as a connoisseur of mostly boots, cleats, and Mizuno running shoes, I had no idea what a “Louboutin” was. After a quick search of the Googles I realized it was a way-too-rich-for-my-blood designer shoe, the cheapest of which costs upwards of $750.

Also known as my 2011 tax return.

Strangely enough, Ocho tweeted back at Yves a few minutes later (apparently from the toilet):

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/ochocinco/status/176718249982038016″]

A seminal moment in the Twitter life of a collegiate football player, no doubt, but Yves wisely declined the offer:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Ybatoba/status/176719253980975105″]

To which Ocho acknowledged the power the NCAA still has over him, a power that Bill Belichick can’t seem to tap into:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/ochocinco/status/176724162524610561″]

And Yves got one last jab in at the NCAA, which I loved:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Ybatoba/status/176725750500687874″]

Totally a #StudentAthleteProb:

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Ybatoba/status/176731640553422850″]

  • Andrew P

    wow this is awesome

  • http://twitter.com/okc_dave okc_dave

    Dez Bryant would’ve received 3 games for this exchange.

    • Kyle Porter

      I think he might have retroactively received three games for this exchange.

  • Tony

    Looks like our compliance office is doing something right… props to them. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the majority of the guys are doing the right thing, but those random few that engage in the shenanigans get most of our attention.

  • hnolan3

    I’m going to love our team next season!

  • Daniel

    Cool story man…thanks for sharing!

  • Cowpoke

    I did a Google image search and it returned a bunch of ladies pumps and heels. Bad mental images.