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Ochocinco flew to Florida Friday night

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Ochocinco flew to Florida Friday night

Chad Ochocinco boarded a plane Friday night bound for Fort Lauderdale.A league source confirmed that Ochocinco has left town. Comcast SportsNet New England has not yet learned whether the wide receiver will be available for Sunday's AFC Championship game. A Patriots source believed Ocho may have left because of a recent death in the family. The wide receiver tweeted Monday asking for prayers to be said for his "oldest and youngest" brothers. He added, "Our father passed this morning."The next day, Ocho tweeted that his father "passed" 24 hours earlier. With the weather in Boston turning bad on Saturday, it could impact return flights to the area.UPDATE: According to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald via Pro Football Talk, Ochocinco did indeed fly to Florida for his father's funeral and intends to return in time for Sunday's game. Whether or not the weather impacts his travel plans remains to be seen.