Ok, ok, ok, enough already. Choose a name and rock with it, please and thank you.
Chad Ochocinco(notes) is an unpredictable fellow. The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver told ESPN’s NFL Live yesterday that he is planning to change his last name back to Johnson but hasn’t actually filled out the papers to do so just yet, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I don’t have a choice right now. I have done enough with the Ocho thing and its been fun,” he said, the paper reports.
Also, the day after he said that he would like to play for the New York Jets’ Rex Ryan, Ochocinco also expressed his excitement to return to the Bengals next season even if quarterback Carson Palmer(notes) gets his wish and gets traded from the squad. “I’m wearing stripes next year,” he said, the Enquirer reports. “I’m excited to come back and I’m ready to go. I’m not sure who will be at the helm back at quarterback. I love Cincinnati and the fans.”
Ochocinco has $6 million in salary coming to him next season, his 11th with the Bengals.
What’s interesting is that when he was “Johnson” he was a better football player and as “Ochocinco” he was a better celebrity, go figure.