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Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:27 pm
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By Josh Katzowitz
The player formerly known as Chad Johnson will be Chad Johnson yet again. (US Presswire)
Chad Ochocinco will become Chad Johnson once again. The reason, part I: a woman. The reason, part II: sound financial advice.

As Ochocinco reported on OCNN Twitter (via Yahoo Sports), Ochocinco will transform himself into Chad Johnson again by July 4, so, as TMZ reports, his fiancé Evelyn Lozada* won’t have a made up last name.

He changed his name before the 2008 season, and with his newest surname, his production dramatcially declined from when Chad Johnson was in his prime (particularly in 2010 when Terrell Owens was the top Bengals receiver and 2011 when Ochocinco was barely an afterthought with the Patriots).

*At the Indianapolis airport on Monday afternoon, CBSSports.com colleague and reality TV show junkie Pete Prisco pointed her out to me as we were going through the security line. I wish I could have asked her about this topic.

Eye on Baseball’s C. Trent Rosecrans makes an interesting point on the timing of the name change (if Ochocinco actually goes through with it). Although many of us in the Cincinnati market figured he would change his name back to Johnson after he retired, he might be making the move now because the league is switching from Reebok to Nike as the NFL’s official uniform provider.

With that move, the players won’t have to buy the entire backstock of their jerseys for changing their numbers and names, like they would have if Reebok still supplied the uniforms. Thus, it makes more financial sense for Ochocinco/Johnson to change his name this year, when every player hypothetically could switch numbers and names for free, than it would at any other time he is playing.  

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Comments

Since: Jul 5, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:34 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

For real???  We all know the name change was a play to get attention!  It worked even.  I don't blame the woman for telling him to change his name back.  Afterall, he is an American and why would a female take that last name! 

I think Chad Johnson still has some good play left in him.  I think if New England use him more, they might have even went further,  The big problem I saw was his normal role is being filled by Welker.  He is no longer a deep threat...if he was, Brady would have gotten him the ball.  It will be interesting to see where he lands and if he can be productive.  Personally, I feel he is done...buy funnier things have happened. 



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:30 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

I'm a New Yorker & I'm funny but I haven't bashed anyone!
Note the keyword "some"

  



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:22 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Chad can come to the Jets, i wouldnt mind having him on my team so he can destroy the Patriots secondary for using him as an experiment.. He was the best receiver on the roster but they claim he couldnt get the playbook, (WHAT PLAYBOOK) go 5 yards then cross the middle..... come to the Jets Chad so you can practice against your buddy Revis....



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 9:16 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Being as I've lived in New York briefly and know how funny some of those people are.

I'm a New Yorker & I'm funny but I haven't bashed anyone!  As for others saying he has nothing left.......I gotta disagree with that!



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:33 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Does this guy still play football?



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:31 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Why is this even news.  He is so irrelevant 



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:24 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

I hear he's gonna change it to Senoir Desempleados.




Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:23 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

That bask stick could be enough to out fit the whole useless town of Cincinatti.
Being as I've lived in New York briefly and know how funny some of those people are....Rule #1 to bashing another persons city. You should go to google and learn to spell it right!!

  



Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:20 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

He sucks and I am so glad he did not get a ring!



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:14 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

That bask stick could be enough to out fit the whole useless town of Cincinatti

At least we know how to spell properly in Cincinnati. That and our Head Coach isnt some foot fetish weirdo.


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