Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has 66 career touchdowns and over 10,000 yards, but his stats on Twitter are even more impressive: he has over 2.8 million followers. He’s not the only player on Twitter. As of September 2011, over half of the active players in the NFL are on Twitter.
This spring he surprised his followers with an invitation to dinner. More than 100 of them showed up for the chance to eat with the NFL veteran.
It turns out this wasn’t the first time Chad Ochocinco took his followers out to for a meal. Last year, he took 85 loyal followers out for steaks. And two years ago took 64 followers out for shrimp — each time with invitations sent on Twitter.