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Chad Johnson

I Make No $$$

Can't Pay My Baby Mama

5/19/2013 9:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0519-chad-johnson-tmz"At least you're not Chad Johnson" might be something people say soon ... because on top of being a wanted man, TMZ has learned the former NFL star's finances are sinking faster than his career.

Chad filed new court docs as part of an ongoing battle with one of his baby mamas, Andrea Pearson, asking a judge to lower his $5,420 per month child support payments because he claims can't afford it.

In the docs, Chad says he agreed to that number back in March 2012, when he was a successful NFL star. He says he now "finds himself without a contract and without a team. Simply [I am] unemployed."

He also says, at such a late stage in his career, it is CERTAIN he will never make the kind of cash he once did.

The news is a far cry from his money days ... in 2012, Chad claimed he raked in $66k per month​. But he got released from the Dolphins in August after his head butting arrest and his endorsement deals dropped like flies.

As TMZ first reported, a warrant was issued for Chad's arrest on May for an alleged probation violation, also stemming from the domestic violence case.

Hmmm ... where'd it all go wrong?

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Chad made $50 million dollars in just over 10 years in the NFL, and that's not counting a single endorsement deal, DWTS, paid appearances etc. And it's just gone? What an absolutely despicable piece of dog feces. He should have to sell everything, settle up with his children and go get a job sweeping floors somewhere.

524 days ago


I think Chad Johnson seriously has too much yardage between the goal posts.
Chad Johnson Ouote....“I made the most of the opportunities I had.” haha yeah right...he has done nothing but ruin all the opportunities he had.

524 days ago


He should sell his sex tape

524 days ago

where art thou common sense?    

No sympathy for people who make MILLIONS and end up broke, not from the country's economic situation but from the need to buy anything with a large price tag...wth happened to financial planners and smart investments? Hell, what happened to having a savings account?

524 days ago


This guy is so pathetic. "If you can't feed your baby, then don't have a baby."

524 days ago

Los Pepes    

Being an obnoxious A-hole can cost you millions and a job

524 days ago

Los Pepes    

A shame to the NFL and mankind as well!

524 days ago

Julie Davies    

This is why you always wear a condom and buy the girl some Plan B if you're an athlete. Even though he made millions, I don't think child support for 1 child should be over $5,000. The kid doesn't need to be in the most expensive designer clothes or the latest cell phone or anything else in that nature. And I bet more than half the kids who are supposed to receive thousands in child support only see a small amount of that money because you know those baby mama's are out getting their hair done, buying expensive clothes, buying the latest cars, and all that crap and it's the kids who suffer.

524 days ago


All that money wasted. In another year he'll either be in prison, dead, or asking people if he can supersize their order.

524 days ago


Chad Johnson spent $8,000.oo on Nike Mag Back to the Future II shoes in Miami...... sad these great athletes know little about smart money.

524 days ago


To bad, so sad, Mr OchoCinco........guess he learned what happens when youre an errogant a$$hole.

524 days ago


he will be just fine....!!!! he will do fine with a dose of reality!!!!!

524 days ago


He could have kept his mouth shut and made $30 million over the last couple years with the bengals even though he wasnt half the player he was. Instead he will be heading to celebrity rehab

524 days ago


So, when Chad Johnson is without a team and a contract, TMZ calls him unemployed. When Jason Collins is without a team and a contract, TMZ heralds him as "the first gay ACTIVE NBA player. Go figure.

524 days ago

Connecticut Sam    

The dummy did not save money for his family.

524 days ago
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