Monday, Mar. 28, 2011

Chad Johnson to Chad Ochocinco

There are a lot of Chad Johnsons in the world. But there aren't a lot of Chad Ochocincos. In fact, there's almost certainly just one. The Cincinnati Bengals' star receiver officially changed his last name to Ochocinco in 2008 to reflect his number (85) after he showed up to an NFL game with his new last name on the back of his jersey. (He was fined $5,000 for the stunt.) Don't mind that in Spanish it would actually be ochenta y cinco, because a year later he claimed he was going to change his name again, this time to "Hachi Go," Japanese for eight five. But now it sounds like he's just given up with the last name shenanigans, saying in January that he planned to revert back to Johnson. "I've done enough with the Ocho thing," he said.