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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: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:51 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

The name 'ochocinco' in itself is laughable. It should have been ochenta y cinco if it were intended to make sense. I read somewhere he wanted to change his number, as well; then complained because the 'suits' wanted to charge him something like a Million Dollars to make the modification. I have no idea what a fair price would be to change his number, but can you imagine how much paperwork, and effort would be required to change all the history and statistics to conform with a new number?



Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:41 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Said by ATKOOL
Wonder if Chad will get signed next year?
I hear the new London team wants him. (This is hypothetical based on GODdell getting his way)



Since: Jan 22, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:29 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Not to be critical but you are a football fan and didn't know that?  




Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:15 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

I did not even realize this was Chad Johnson until last year, since I don't really pay attention to off-season NFL news.  I was wondering what ever happend to that Chad Johnson guy.  Ochocinco was just some rookie as far as I was concerned at the time.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:01 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Does this mean A.P. can change his # like he recently requested but was told he needed to pay $1 million?



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 8:47 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

"...many of us in the Cincinnati market figured he would change his name back to Johnson after he retired..."

I bet that time has come.  Self-centered receivers (I know, a redundant statement) do not age gracefully.  See also Moss or TO.  Ochostinko has caught his last pass.   




Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 8:23 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco, meet Chad Johnson once again

Wonder if Chad will get signed next year?


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