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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's Daughter -- Crushing U.S. Junior Olympics ... Advances to Finals

Chad Johnson's Daughter
Crushing U.S. Junior Olympics ... Advances to Finals

Chad Johnson's 10-year-old daughter is ON FIRE at the National Junior Olympics -- posting the BEST TIME in the 800m by far ... and has become the favorite to dominate in the finals.  As we… READ MORE >

Chad Johnson -- MIA from Court ... Wanted by Cops (UPDATE)

Chad Johnson
MIA from Court ... Wanted by Cops

8:50 AM PT -- Chad's on it. He says he's dispatched his lawyer to pay the $2k bond, so he doesn't get locked up. Chad Johnson pissed off a judge in South Florida, and now there's a warrant… READ MORE >

- 372 days ago
Chad Johnson's Daughter -- DOMINATES TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Chad Johnson's Daughter
DOMINATES TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Another HUGE victory for Chad Johnson's 10-year-old track phenom daughter -- who just SMOKED EVERYBODY at the 800m race at the AAU National Championships ... TMZ Sports has learned.  Cha'iel… READ MORE >

- 379 days ago
Chad Johnson -- My 10-Year-Old Daughter's a World Class Sprinter!

Chad Johnson
My 10-Year-Old Daughter's a World Class Sprinter!

Speed runs in Chad Johnson's family -- and the proof is in his 10-year-old daughter ... who's one of the fastest little girls in the country ... TMZ Sports has learned.  We've spoken with a… READ MORE >

- 381 days ago
Chad Johnson -- Drops $1,000 ... For Twitter Follower's B-Day Fund

Chad Johnson
Drops $1,000 For Twitter Follower's B-Day Fund

Chad Johnson just proved he's the best Twitter pal in the history of the freakin' world ... 'cause the former Pro Bowler just forked over $1,000 to one of his followers ... so she could have a… READ MORE >

- 491 days ago
Chad Johnson -- Hire Me On 'Fashion Police' ... Yes, I'm Serious

Chad Johnson
Hire Me On 'Fashion Police' Yes, I'm Serious

With Kelly Osbourne quitting "Fashion Police" there's another celebrity making a run for her chair -- Chad Johnson ... who tells TMZ Sports he honestly believes he's the perfect guy for the… READ MORE >

- 516 days ago
Chad Johnson -- FIRING UP CUBAN CIGARS ... Even If They're Not Exactly Legal Yet

Chad Johnson
FIRING UP CUBAN CIGARS ... Even If They're Not Exactly Legal Yet

Chad Johnson isn't waiting for the smoke to clear on the changing foreign policy with Cuba ... he's already got his hands on some authentic Cubans ... and he ain't afraid to puff away in… READ MORE >

- 581 days ago
Chad Johnson -- I Love Gel Manicures ... They're Not Just for Chicks!

Chad Johnson
I Love Gel Manicures They're Not Just for Chicks!

Chad Johnson is putting the "MAN" in manicure -- telling TMZ Sports he hasn't missed a mani-appointment since 1999 ... and he's damn proud of it. The former NFL superstar showed off his nail… READ MORE >

- 652 days ago
Chad Johnson -- Domestic Violence Arrest ... Ruined My Career

Chad Johnson
Domestic Violence Arrest ... Ruined My Career

Seems Chad Johnson fully understands the consequences of his actions -- saying his 2012 domestic violence arrest didn't just ruin his NFL career ... it also destroyed his legacy. The former… READ MORE >

- 728 days ago
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 >

- 744 days ago

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