Chad Johnson Finds Genius Way Around Fines

When Chad ripped off the name “JOHNSON” from the back of his jersey to reveal “OHCO CINCO” two seasons ago, in marked a sea change in wide receiver flamboyance and all around awesomeness. It also forced Chad to make out a check to the NFL for $5,000. So, being the madman that he is, instead of never wearing an “OCHO CINCO” jersey again and being forced to suffer the consequences, Chad’s reportedly decided to just legally change his last name from Johnson to Ocho Cinco. I’m being for serious -- I can’t make this sort of brilliance up: ↵
↵⇥We’ve learned that Johnson has taken the first steps in the state of Florida toward legally changing his last name to Ocho Cinco. ↵⇥

↵⇥If Johnson follows through on this, his actual, legal name will be Chad Ocho Cinco, and the NFL would then (we assume) allow him to put his new last name on the back of his jersey. ↵⇥

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↵Chad Ocho Cinco; it has a nice ring to it. Although he best hope that trade he wanted so badly in the offseason never happens -- there’s a decent chance he’d end up on a squad where “85” is already spoken for. Then he’d just look silly wearing his new name on his back. And if there’s one thing Mr. Ocho Cinco’s refuses to do, it’s make himself look silly.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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