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Chad Johnson Gets Benched For Tonight's Game; Rosenhaus Likely to Blame QB

Chad Johnson will not participate in tonight’s Bengals-Steelers game, which should affect nothing whatsoever because you aren’t silly enough to still have him in your fantasy line-up, the Bengals weren’t going to win regardless and the game is on the NFL Network, which you don’t get, so you weren’t gonna see Chad play anyway. ↵

↵The team said they won’t address why Ocho Cinco's been benched until after the game, but for now all we know is that he violated a team rule. The possibilities are endless. ↵

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↵What does make this funny, however, are the comments his agent Drew Rosenhaus made about Johnson this morning: ↵

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↵⇥“Tonight’s a big game for Chad, because it’s a national TV game,” Rosenhaus said. “It’s been a tough year for Chad. It went south really when Carson Palmer got injured ... As far as Chad getting a new contract or being traded, you know, the bottom line is this: I can’t objectively look at Chad’s season this year and say that he can be held responsible for the fact that he hasn’t had the kind of production that he’s had in the past, because of the quarterback play.” ↵
↵Yep, things went bad only after Palmer was injured because Johnson was totally setting the world ablaze prior to that. But certainly, Rosenhaus will find someway to blame tonight's benching on Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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↵UPDATE: Adam Schefter is reporting that Johnson was deactivated for getting into a fight with a Bengals employee at a team function. And this is why our company doesn't do holiday parties. ↵

↵UPDATE II: Mark Curnutte, the Bengals beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, is now reporting that Johnson simply overslept and missed a team meeting. ↵

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