Found July 23, 2012 on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:

Say bye bye to Chad Ochocinco. The name I mean.

The Miami Dolphins receiver had his name legally changed back to Chad Johnson on Monday.

“Ochocinco is still in me,” he told “It’s just my middle name.”

According to sources, Ochocinco’s new wifey, Evelyn Lozada, wanted a “real” last name and was a huge factor in the football star’s decision to change his name back legally.

Well with his old name back maybe Chad can start playing like the NFL star that he was instead of falling into the pits of “athlete falling into reality TV” trap.

“I’m refocused and locked in,” Johnson said. “Time to get back to the old me.”


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