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Chad Johnson

Chad Javon Johnson (born January 9, 1978) formerly Chad Ochocinco (2008–2012), is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Johnson also played for the New England Patriots in 2011 and had a brief stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2012, playing in just one preseason game. He played college football at both Oregon State and Santa Monica College. He also played high school football at Miami Beach Senior High School. In April 2011, CNBC listed the then-Ochocinco as #1 on the list of "Most Influential Athletes In Social Media." Johnson is a six-time NFL Pro Bowler and was named to three All-Pro teams. Johnson was born in Miami. After graduating from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1997, Johnson attended Langston University but did not play football. In 1997 he transferred to Santa Monica College, a community college in Santa Monica, California, where he was a teammate of future Carolina Panthers star wide receiver Steve Smith. In 2000, he transferred to Oregon State University after being aggressively recruited by coach Dennis Erickson. Alongside future Bengals teammate T. J.

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Bengals WR Marvin Jones -- OchoCinco Can Still Ball ... But I'd Smoke Him in a Race!

Bengals WR Marvin Jones
OchoCinco Can Still Ball ... But I'd Smoke Him in a Race!

Call off the coroner, 'cause Chad Johnson's NFL football career may not be dead just yet ... so says Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones ... who tells TMZ Sports the 36-year-old can… READ MORE >

Evelyn Lozada -- TAKES SHOT AT OCHOCINCO ... He Can't Compete With My New Man!

Evelyn Lozada
DISSES OCHOCINCO He Can't Compete With My New Man!

SHOTS FIRED AT CHAD OCHOCINCO ... and the woman pulling the trigger is his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada!!!The "Basketball Wives" star -- who happens to be engaged to L.A. Dodgers superstar Carl… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Chad Johnson -- Reality Show Winner Arrested ... Allegedly Stabbed BF In Chest

Chad Johnson
Reality Show Winner Arrested Allegedly Stabbed BF In Chest

The woman who won Chad Johnson's VH1 dating reality show was arrested this week -- after cops say she stabbed her boyfriend in the chest with a knife ... TMZ Sports has learned. 32-year-old Rubi… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Chad Johnson:  SEX TAPE WAR IS OVER ... The Balls Are No Longer In Your Court

Chad Johnson
SEX TAPE WAR IS OVER The Balls Are No Longer In Your Court

Chad Johnson's penis is no longer a concern for the people of Dade County, Florida ... because the legal fight over his stolen sex tape is officially over ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Chad Johnson -- Celebrating CFL Deal with Fast Food and Stogies

Chad Johnson
Celebrating CFL Deal with Fast Food and Stogies

Chad Johnson is going to his special place to celebrate signing with the Canadian Football League today ... under the Golden Arches.Fresh off signing a deal with the Montreal Alouettes, Johnson… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
Chad Johnson -- RUNNING 23 MPH ... While Barefoot!!

Chad Johnson
RUNNING 23 MPH ... While Barefoot!!

Chad Johnson can still burn rubber -- the former NFL speedster cranked his treadmill up to 23-miles-per-hour and hit a full sprint ... WITHOUT SHOES!!! CJ was training with Rams wide… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Terrell Owens Divorce -- 'Unfortunate Situation' ... Says Chad Johnson

Terrell Owens Divorce
'Unfortunate Situation' ... Says Chad Johnson

With his marriage in shambles, Terrell Owens is getting some sage advice from his friend, former NFL teammate and experienced divorcee ... Chad Johnson.We broke the story ... T.O.'s wife Rachel… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
NFL Vet Shaun Smith -- Kanye Did the Right Thing ... I'd Fight for My Wife, Too

Shaun Smith
Kanye Did the Right Thing I'd Fight for My Wife, Too

Kanye West just gained a HUGE ally ... 325-pound former NFL star Shaun Smith, who's PROUD Yeezy got violent with an alleged Kim K hater ... and says he woulda done the same thing. Smith called in… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
Chad Johnson -- Wears 'F**king' Shirt .. TO KIDS TOY STORE!!!

Chad Johnson
Wears 'F**king' Shirt ... to TOYS 'R US

Chad Johnson had a big, bold message printed on his t-shirt for all the little boys and girls at Toys R' Us to see on Christmas Eve ... "CARPE THAT F**KING DIEM" kids!The former NFL star hit up… READ MORE >

- 217 days ago
Chad Johnson -- I've Got A PIMPED OUT GIFT for My Ex-Wife's Baby

Chad Johnson
I've Got A PIMPED OUT GIFT for My Ex-Wife's Baby

Former NFL star Chad Johnson tells TMZ Sports ... he's so PUMPED his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada is pregnant with another dude's child, he's already picked out a very stylish and expensive gift for the… READ MORE >

- 240 days ago

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