Ochocinco continues Twitter flirtation with Patriots

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Ochocinco continues Twitter flirtation with Patriots

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Hundreds of people are sending Darius Butler birthday Tweets today.

Chad Ochocinco is one. But what makes Ochocinco's well-wishes to the Patriots cornerback different is the hashtag at the end.

Uncertainty surrounds the 2011 NFL season, but if Cincinnati exercises its 3.5 million buyout of Ochocinco's contract, he would become a free agent. And today's message to Butler is not the first time Ocho has flirted with the Patriots. In January, the Bengals receiver sent a Tweet to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald:

PePe and Bill EPIC.

Pepe is one of Ochocinco's nicknames; "Bill" is Belichick, of course. Both men are open about their professional admiration for each other. Will it all add up to an on-field relationship? Or just one limited to 140 characters?

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