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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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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 >

Evelyn Lozada -- Really, Really, Really Pregnant [PHOTOS]

Evelyn Lozada
Really, Really, Really Pregnant

"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada isn't just pregnant ... she's bursting ... and we got photos of the enormous baby bump.The pics were snapped yesterday in Hawaii -- where Evelyn hit the beach… READ MORE >

- 291 days ago
'Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada -- I'm Having A Baby... And It's Not Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson's

'Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada
I'm Having a Baby... And It's Not Chad's

"Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada has been keeping a big secret -- she's 6-months pregnant -- and TMZ has learned Chad Johnson is NOT the baby daddy. Sources close to Lozada tell us ... she's… READ MORE >

- 292 days ago
NFL Star Donte Whitner -- Gotta Pay NIKE Before He Can Change Jersey to 'Hitner'

NFL Star Donte Whitner
Gotta Pay NIKE Before He Can Change Jersey to 'Hitner'

Before 49ers safety Donte Whitner can officially sport a "Hitner" jersey on the field, he's REQUIRED to get Nike's blessing ... and it could cost the player a ton of money. By now you know,… READ MORE >

- 348 days ago
Chad Johnson -- I FINALLY Got a Job

Chad Johnson
I FINALLY Got a Job!

Chad Johnson has made his triumphant return to the NFL ... to analyze fantasy football.The ex-Ochocinco tweeted about the new gig where he will be working alongside a panel of fantasy… READ MORE >

- 374 days ago
Chad Johnson's Baby Mama -- Don't Make Me Pay ... For His Stupid Mistakes!

Chad Johnson's Baby Mama
Don't Make Me Pay ... For His Stupid Mistakes!

Just because Chad Johnson's finances are in the toilet doesn't mean his baby mama should have to suffer from a tighter wallet ... at least according to her. Andrea Pearson filed legal docs in FL… READ MORE >

- 417 days ago
Evelyn Lozada's Bloody Head Gash After Chad Johnson Fight [PHOTOS]

Evelyn Lozada
Bloody Head Gash After Chad Johnson Fight

Chad Johnson headbutted ex-wife Evelyn Lozada so hard during their infamous domestic dispute last year, she was left with a massive bloody gash on her forehead -- and TMZ has obtained photographic… READ MORE >

- 456 days ago
Chad Johnson -- Ass-Slapping Judge Saved My Life

Chad Johnson
Ass-Slapping Judge Saved My Life 'I Love Her to Death'

Chad Johnson has just been released from jail in Florida for slapping his attorney on the ass last week -- and get this ... on his way out, he called his judge a "blessing in disguise" for… READ MORE >

- 456 days ago
Chad Johnson -- Will Be RELEASED from Jail Today

Chad Johnson
To Be RELEASED from Florida Jail Today

Chad Johnson will be a free man TODAY ... because the judge who sent his ass to jail has agreed to release the former NFL star, 1 week after the infamous butt slap. Johnson appeared in a Florida… READ MORE >

- 457 days ago
Chad Johnson -- I'm Losing $45,000 a Month!

Chad Johnson
I'm Losing $45,000 a Month!

Chad Johnson's money woes have gotten so bad, his expenses outpace his income to the tune of $45,982.76 per month ... TMZ has learned. As TMZ first reported, Johnson has been battling his baby… READ MORE >

- 458 days ago

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