Found February 09, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Chad Ochocinco is planning to eighty-six his last name and go back to the original. The celebrity gossip website reported that the wide receiver will revert to his birth name of Chad Johnson. The flamboyant wide receiver legally changed his name to Ochocinco in 2008 when he was still with the Cincinnati Bengals. The name was the Spanish translation of his No. 85 uniform jersey, but since joining the Patriots, Ochocinco has been barely seen or heard from on or off the field. TMZ reported that Ochocinco also is planning to marry his girlfriend Evelyn Lozada, which could play a role in the decision to go back to Johnson.

Ochocinco is planning to change his last name back to 'Johnson'

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...

Chad Ochocinco is changing his name again

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco announced on his Twitter account that he’ll be changing his last name back to Johnson.  Ochocinco changed his name from Johnson to Ochocinco a few years ago and earlier this season he brought up the idea of going back to Johnson, but ended up indicating that he wasn’t going to do it. Maybe Ochocinco believes if he goes back...

Chad Ochocinco will change name back to Chad Johnson

Assuming he even has a job in the NFL next season, Chad Ochocinco will have a new name on his jersey. The New England Patriots wide receiver is changing his last name back to Johnson.

Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco to become that guy he used to be before he was Ochocinco

File this under random offseason news that will make more of an impact than anything you read about Chad Ochocinco during the 2011 season… The Patriots receiver, who generated crazy headlines when he arrived then averaged one catch per game, is apparently changing his name back to what it was before. Or, as TMZ so nicely puts it, he’s getting his Johnson back. So, Chad Ochocinco...

Goodbye Chad Ochocinco, hello (again) Chad Johnson?

Reportedly unable to imagine an reality in which his wife would have a last name featuring loosely translated Spanish, Chad Ochocinco is ready to change his name back to Chad Johnson. A nation holds its collective breath with anticipation.

Chad Ochocinco To Change His Name Back To Chad Johnson

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco HAS FINALLY REALIZED that changing his last name to Ochocinco was a DUMB DESISCION, as he's about to change his last name back to Johnson, his birth last name.According to TMZ, the reason for the name change is because Chad doesn't want his soon-to-be wife, VH1's "Basketball Wives" co-star, Evelyn Lozada to have...

Chad Ochocinco changing last name back to Johnson for wedding

When Chad Johnson first changed his last name to Ochocinco, he said he was only doing it for publicity and that it was temporary. It looks like that short ride has come to an end. Ochocinco tweeted on Wednesday that his name would be changed back to Chad Johnson by July 4th in time for his wedding to fiancee Evelyn Lozada. TMZ later confirmed the news, though they say Lozada...

Top 10 Reasons Why Chad Ochocinco Is Changing His Name Back To Chad Johnson

10) Now that Ron Artest became Metta World Peace, kind of understands how this sort of thing is just a bit, well, nuts9) Secret bet lost with ex-Giant William James8) Ochocinco just doesn't hyphenate well, and now that Those Sorts Of Marriage are becoming more legal, it's a consideration7) Worried that, for some reason, his jersey just isn't selling the way it used to6...

No Mas Ochocino

I'm getting to old for this sh*t T...   It appears as though the reign of Ochocinco is coming to and end.  Chad Ochocinco will be changing his name back to Chad Johnson on July 4th according to his Twitter account. Ochocinco who has always been known for his theatrics on the field with orginal TD celebrations like the Lord of the Dance, the HOF jacket, and the proposal...

Chad Ochocinco – team change likely to go along with name change

It seems highly doubtful that he'll be here in New England next season, so where does Chad "Johnson" land with his name change? We now know that a complicated verbiage system isn’t going to work for him, so who has a system that will fit his skill set? First off, he’s used to running numbered routes instead of the word terminology the Patriots use. That means...
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