Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco announced on ESPN’s “NFL Live” program that he is changing his name back to “Chad Johnson”.
Ochocinco changed his name after the 2007 season.
Will Brinson of CBSSports.com broke down the numbers, which show that Ochocinco (Eight Five, as in his jersey number) was a productive player when he was known as Johnson.
It may also be no coincidence that Ochocinco/Johnson’s numbers began to decline when he turned “Tres Cero” after the 2007 season.
Ochocinco is slated to make $6.35 million in compensation in 2011, the final year of his current contract.