Found February 08, 2012 on NESN.com:

Via NESN:


Evelyn Lozada may not become Evelyn Ochocinco, after all.

No, the former Basketball Wives star and Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco aren't splitting. But it appears the wideout will be changing his last name back to Johnson, which it was for the first 30 years of his life.

Ochocinco revealed the decision on Twitter on Wednesday, saying that he'll be changing it on July 4. He then responded to tweets from fans, during which he seemed to reveal that his upcoming wedding is the reasoning behind the switch.

The entire Twitter sequence can be seen below, with the initial tweet nearest to the bottom.

I later suggested to Ochocinco (or Johnson) that he be known simply as "Chad" -- maybe even "The Chad" -- to really switch things up. All I heard was crickets, though, so we shall see.

 

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77 Comments:
  • I refused to acknowledge the disrespect he showed his family by choosing the publicity of the stupid "name" to begin with, so if he legally goes back to his "real" name, nothing will change in my eyes. He is still an idiot....
  • I thought the name change to Ochocinco was very stupid.
  • Agree. Clearly a guy who CRAVES attention. He has a "Hey look at ME" mentality. Too bad it also makes him a CLOWN especially when you consider his mediocre on-field performance. What a 'tard!
  • cannot believe how many people are so bored in their lives that they take the time to comment on this narcissist jerk
  • I agree what an idiot, and he thinks he's important and people care what his name is.
  • disrespect to his family?sweathog?is that what your family produces?how are you so pious?little person.you dont know his family life.i think it is a sign of respect to his bride,nothing else.you slander these people as if you know them.lets see your family history "sweathog" was your dad "old crusty sweathog".hide behind your computer and take shots bchhog.
  • LOL neocon... I think you misunderstand the definition of the word 'pious'. Pious means reverent or respectful.

    Wrong word for your little hissy fit.
  • One of the definitions of pious is:characterized by a hypocritical concern with virtue or religious devotion; sanctimonious.
  • Villian157 you're not as smart as you think you are. pious has several definitions including but not limited to making a hypocritical display of virtue which is what I think neocon meant as well as having or showing appropriate respect or regard for parents or others which could have been used by sweathog so nobody is wrong here, except you thinking that pious only has one meaning or two meanings when it has several. This whole thing is stupid. Going back and forth over irrelevant issues that have nothing to do with what real life is all about. Get you S**T together people! THIS is not how life is meant to be lived, fighting over useless nonsense. And yes you may make the point that I myself entertained this concept, but it has to be entertained to be heard.
  • Chad Johnson was raised by his grandparents whose last name wasn't Johnson but Flowers. So he changed is name from his dead beat dads name to Ocho Cinco. I really don't like the guy or name change just thought you should know he really wasn't disrespecting his parents they were not around.
  • oh well, still goes the same his dad wasn't around and niether was his mom so what family name is he disrespecting
  • he's not olny an idiot, most of all he is a fu****g MORON.
  • I agree. This POS loser is doing another name change bcause he knows he's washed up and he needs his larger-than-life ego stroked. He needs to go away -- for good. As Judge Smails said to Danny Noonan in "Caddy Shack", "Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too."
  • This POS was finished several years ago. He's only changing his name for some sympathy. He just needs to GO AWAY. As Judge Smails said to Danny Noonan in Caddy Shack, "Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too."
  • I guess he couldn't learn Spanish.
  • Long overdue. The name was a joke and it expanded to the point where noone really takes him seriously anymore, especially his teammates. Its as if Chad was sitting on the NE sidelines with a big pink uniform on, contrasting with the rest of the teams colors.
    He should now pay the NFL network royalties for money he aquired while using their 'ochocinco' name (it was in their original promotional video)
  • Let's see... which NFL team wants a Me-FIRST self-centered primadonna wide reciever who can't learn a playbook or run good routes?

    He'll be in the CFL with T.O. LOL
  • T.O. isn't even in the CFL try Arena,oh wait not even Arena league but Indoor Football League(if Arena is like AAA baseball then IFL is A) and the only reason for that is he is partial owner of the Allen Wranglers
  • 7) Sh*t 4 Brains
  • Osostupid
  • "Ochocinco" does not translate to "85" in Spanish. Maybe he finally figured it out. What a moron.
  • i think OCHO,ought to be called GOLDY, because of his dental work. no pun intended as i'am an OCHO fan bill t. cosh. ohio
  • he has the right be be called what he figures is acceptable to him,right OCHO?
  • I'M GONNA TELL SOME OF U IDIOTS A LITLE SOMETHING------------- HAVEN'T U PEOPLE WHO ARE CRITIZING OCHO-NEVER DROPPED ANYTHING IN UR LIVES LIKE A DISH-A SPOON- GET OFF THE GUYS BACK HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS BEST-AND THAT IS OCHO, AKLL THE WAY TO THE BANK. CINN. DOESN'T WANT HIM SEND HIM TO THE EAGLES ,I'M SURE HIM AND michael wil get the eagles to the super bowl-go OCHO
  • I'M GONNA TELL SOME OF U IDIOTS A LITLE SOMETHING------------- HAVEN'T U PEOPLE WHO ARE CRITIZING OCHO-NEVER DROPPED ANYTHING IN UR LIVES LIKE A DISH-A SPOON- GET OFF THE GUYS BACK HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS BEST-AND THAT IS OCHO, AKLL THE WAY TO THE BANK. CINN. DOESN'T WANT HIM SEND HIM TO THE EAGLES ,I'M SURE HIM AND michael wil get the eagles to the super bowl-go OCHO
  • Super Bowl? He has to first learn how to READ. (The playbook)
  • I'M SURE HIM AND michael wil get the eagles to the super bowl-go OCHO ...........your calling us idiots!? this literally made me shoot water out my nose as i was taking a drink. lmao! thanks for the laugh!
  • I had to register just to comment on frog's post! LOL.... Cincinnati..... really. did you not watch one NFL game this year, not even the superbowl? If you had, you would have learned OCHO is on the PATRIOTS!! Not even an old washed up WR like OCHO can help the Eagles!
  • lmao..... bump the playbook, he has to learn how to read in general.....
    He will never be more than a wanna be succesful hoodrat!!!
  • All the way to the bank? Really? Every time he changes his name, he has to buy up all of the old jersies. That's twice now. He'll be going to the bank all right, for a loan!
  • hahahahaha that BOY has and never will be shizzzznit. He is about as important as a twinkie to a diabetic, grow up and get a new role model lol ole laughin to the bank lookin ass.... if they trade him he has to pay back 1.2million more than his contract was, hahahahaha
  • Hopefully he will join Terrell Owens in the indoor football league soon.
  • Who gives a Sh-t what he and that Tramp will do!!!! She is exactly what you would expect him to Marry a Nasty Mouthed Slut.
  • He needs to change his name to "has been"
  • N0pe- "NEVER BEEN"
  • hahahaha or "Will never be"!!!!
  • neverever beennothing
  • There is no story here. The guy is irrelevant.
  • Who cares... Now he can press "1" for Moron.
  • Chad, stop spending your time jacking around with your name & other goof-ball stuff & LEARN THE FREAKIN PLAY BOOK AND YOUR ROUTES you're supposed to run, you idiot.
  • Now that he's not with the Bungles he can use his real name. It's hard to hide in Cincinnati.
  • When it's all over and done with, what-ever-his-name-was won't be remembered for his accomplishments on the field. His actions on and off the field where a major distraction for the Bengals. I guess the fans in Boston were not as amused with his side show antics. He should quit football and join the Ringling Brothers circus. He missed his calling as a clown. Changing the name your parents gave you is one of the worst insults you can bestow on your parents. Changing his name back to Johnson won’t buy him anything. He has made a lasting name for himself.
  • BTW...the city/state/federal governments shut down on July 4th...MORON!
  • take it easy people it is not respectful to poke fun at retarded people. he should have went to arc instead of the nfl.
  • don't insult retarded people like that
  • he did more than you,ll ever do "sys mgr"
  • unless of course you won youre fantasy league this year.moron
  • I never understood his need to change his name in the first place beyond just being a joke that had been beaten to death. As far as all of you people crying about it being an insult to his parents, GIVE ME A BREAK !!! I don't recall him doing it out of spite of his parents but even if he did the way some of you parents behave I would ashamed to say you're my parent and totally wouldn't blame people for doing it just to spite them. Parents aren't above reproach just because god allowed them the joy of participating in raising them.
  • We all have our OWN reasons for doing what we do in our OWN life. Not always the best choices, but hard to judge when it's not OUR life or OUR choice. YOU GO OCHO OR JOHNSON. My last name is Johnson, so if you go with that, hey, welcome back bro!!!!
  • Wow...unbelievable all the haters out there. I agree with HereinTX. We don't know his reasons or the history. Assuming he didn't have good reason...have any of these haters ever done somthing stupid that they've regretted? I guess not, must be nice to be perfect...I say do what you gotta do...CHAD... best of luck to ya!
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  • while you're bashing Africa and African-Americans; you might be surprised to know that you are a decendant of African ancestry. You see oldest human remains ever found on this planet are in "AFRICA," so I welcome you to the black race by the way "A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE!!!"
  • Movie Stars change their names. Up to now, we have the freedom to do that. If the guy wants to be Navin Johnson,(The Jerk), who cares? The NFL should be about the game of football, not one persons convoluted personal desires.Trouble is, there's way too much hype coming from every direction. Play the Game of football!!
  • This idiot has the nastiest looking mouth in the league with that gold in it. He is a Hood Rat and that's all it is to it.
    He did nothing for Cincinnati, he only wants pubicity for himself. The Dr. Dre Headphones for the Patriots was the only way to get his name called. The Foul Mouthed Tramp that has slept with anybody in Professional Sports that calls herself his girlfriend is perfect for this has been. I guess they are gonna try and do the Kim & Chris thing to get some money. But who cares and any network that would pick this up is crazy.
  • He's an uneducated idiot whose genes (and I'm quite certain he's passed a bunch of them around) will be a detriment to society. And, he aint even a very good football player.....
  • First off Johnson is his slave name that represents a state of mental and physical death. All original peoples of the earth should reject European names if they are not European. 2nd..He plays a sport that entertains millions accross the country and world..He is an entertainer..Why are you so up and arms about what he does. Sounds like a bunch of racist internet nerds to me. Find you a female to hang out with so you can stop raping yourselves to your dads vhs porn stash. Peace.
  • "World Peace" is even worse! What a mentality these idiots have.
  • Ochocinco changes his last name every 4 years with his ego flight. If his feet is not grounded who knows what name he will come up the next time he wants to raise a cause he thinks will raise attention to his persona.
  • PS Africa is the mother of all civilization...The birthplace of science, mathematics, and civilization...Your funky bible tells you people came their to get civilized and learn knowledge and wisdom of the human family of the planet Earth. You self hating black redneck. You should pick up a book. The reason of Africa is the way it is now?....It aint hard to tell.
  • obviously you care because you are commenting on it @rickyricardo


  • Guys like most of you on here were bullied in highschool...smh
  • he needs to make up his mind

  • he needs to make up his mind
  • OCHOSTINKO.......IS MORE LIKE IT!!
  • ocho-PSYCHO !!!!!!
  • I just googled the bride to be. Good lord what a speciman, ugly and uglier living in matrimonial bliss! Imagine what the offspring will look like! Imagine the schoolyard bullying that is going to happen there!

  • First I want to clarify, I AM NOT a fan of this guy and I truly have nothing to say in regards to his "not using his brain much" meaning he is not a "moron" he is a "less-on". Anyway I think he should go back to Johnson, I never thought his changing his name to match his # was a smart thing, just a publicity stunt to get people to point at him. I think he is such a hot dog and tries to hard to be the STAR of the team. I guess he has forgotten that "There is no I in Team"! Maybe he will move on, who knows and who cares, he doesn't pay my bills so I could care less what he calls himself, I just call him "selfish". Johnson good luck with your marriage.

  • You better not change to Johnson. I don't want anything that ugly thing with my name. ALLthat money. Change it to OCHO MOPO I DON'T THINK SO Hell, his pic made my dog sick.
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