However, he also warned Goodell on his website, OCNNReport.com, on Friday that the NFL's PR machine needs to provide a more real depiction of pro football.
"I know it has been a rough week, so I wanted to reach out. Players dying, players suing and on top of that my peers are just going off on you in the media," Ochocinco said, referring Junior Seau's suicide and mounting number of ex-players suing the NFL over brain injuries. "It does not help that ESPN has all of a sudden become Medical TV with damn near every brain expert on the planet. This has got to be the worst week ever. Since no one is showing any support, I figured I would be the first."
The NFL has been criticized by current players for its stiff fines for major hits while better handing of concussion and player safety.
"Y'all do a darn near perfect job at portraying this game as one played by heroes. But let's be real dad," wrote Ochocinco, who has often referred to Goodell as "dad." "This is a nasty, dirty and violent game with consequences. Sign up or go get a regular job. Watch it or turn off the TV and go fishing with your kids. It is really that simple."
"I know there are probably legal and financial implications that prevent this blunt depiction, but (I) am not sure if you have a choice," Ochocinco added. "If you don't say it now, the mounting evidence being revealed publicly will say it for you very soon."