Chad Ocho Cinco name change still controversialSeptember 8th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by David M N James
Dissonance struck the public image of Chad Ocho Cinco with people dubbing him and idiot of sorts. Chad Johnson the Cincinnati Bengals receiver legally changed his name from Chad Johnson to Chad Ocho Cinco. However, this stoked a lot of controversy. The NFL decided against allowing him to put his name on the jersey making him likely to miss out on the games since he is short of a t-shirt. Word is that, Chad was forced to change his name. Chad Javon Ocho Cinco, was formerly Chad Javon Johnson. This precedes a case back dated six months ago where a fellow Bengals receiver Keary Colbert sued Ocho Cinco since Cinco wouldn’t let him have No. 85 when he joined the team as a free agent in the off-season.
The judge ruled that, due to excessive stress caused to Colbert because Ocho Seis wouldn’t give him his desired jersey number, Colbert would get No. 85, and Ocho Seis would be receiver No. 86. This switch did not appease Ocho Seis and he didn’t want his name to be Ocho Cinco anymore. So he changed his name to Ocho Seis. The accusations on Ocho by Colbert were upped after Colbert confessed that Ocho Seis made fun of his inability to play at any level of football after Pop Warner. Cinco also said that Colbert had gotten into the NFL because his rich uncle bribed every team he had ever played on after Pop Warner to play him. Chad Johnson legally changed his name to Chad Ocho Cinco this week but the NFL stopped the Bengals from issuing him a jersey since there were issues to be resolved before he can wear his new name on his jersey.