Guess it’s back to football for Bengals star Chad Ochocinco. The NFL wide receiver and his dance partner Cheryl Burke were eliminated from ABC‘s “Dancing With the Stars” last night. Despite being booted over Erin Andrews, Chad has been a big contender on the show and even made it up to the final four. According to the NFL star:

“This was awesome. I enjoyed the journey. I met some wonderful people. I got some great criticism that’s only made me stronger … and I’ll miss ’em all, especially the beautiful Cheryl Burke. And in my eyes really, I’ve already won.”

Cheryl also had some kind words to say about Chad too:

“Chad is the most humble guy you’ll ever meet… The most amazing, soft, gentle man in the world, and I’ve had such an amazing experience with you. Thank you.”

When questioned  about a possible relationship  during their last episode, the two were reluctant to give any answers.  Chad only responded with: “We will remain friends, you know… The relationships here, we’ll all remain friends. And I’ll be here as a professional next year.”

Come on Chad, we know you and Cheryl been getting it on since the show started!! SMH