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Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Posted on: February 9, 2012 7:27 pm
 
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: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:13 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

My Vikings could use a No. 1 wide receiver. Does he have anything left?
HAHAHAHAHA.

No. No he does not. He's not even a valid #4 WR. But you go ahead and sign that turd.



Since: Mar 13, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2012 7:54 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

My Vikings could use a No. 1 wide receiver. Does he have anything left?



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 7:29 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Do any of us commenting really own an Ochocinco jersey?  That bask stick could be enough to out fit the whole useless town of Cincinatti.  How about he just retire and go away as the #1 waste of talent in the last 10 years.  Go play catch with Ryan Leaf.



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 6:49 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

he won't be a Patriot that's for sure....Maybe Seattle, Niners?



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:00 am
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Wonder if Chad will get signed next year?
I don't there will be an issue if he gets signed.  I think the issue will be who will throw the ball to him.  At least he was able to stick it out with the Patriots.  It should bode better for him than it did for Moss.  Maybe he can join T.O. in his arena league team. 



Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:41 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

At least he'll keep number 85 in honor of his IQ.



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 11:35 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Recently, Adrian Peterson wanted to change his uniform number from 28 to 21 or 23, but was told that if he made the switch, he would have to buy every No. 28 jersey produced by Reebok. According to Peterson, this would've cost him $1,000,000.  Since Nike is about to take over the uniform production, it sounds like Reebok is trying to make some last minute cash off of some players.



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:32 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

He must be going through a identity crisis (again!)



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:04 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

He's an adult and as such he can change his last name to whatever he wants.  as for his fiance does she realize that today's modern woman doesn't have to change her surname to that of the husband or she could hyphenate it or he could...he could take her name and be Chad Ochocinco-Lozada boy how'd you like to fit that all on a jersey eh? lol.   But here is surname Chad should consider...Chad WhoTheHellCares




Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:57 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Never called him by that fake name, anyway. This isn't Clay/Ali. The entire sports broadcasting community should have refused to call that stupid name.


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