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Chad Ochocinco Planning to Change Last Name Back to Johnson

Jan 25, 2011 – 5:10 PM
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Chad OchocincoStating on ESPN's NFL Live that he's "done enough with this Ocho thing," Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco confirmed Tuesday that he plans to change his last name back to Johnson. He originally brought up the decision Monday afternoon on Twitter.

"I love Cincy,we are gonna be fine, just a few minor adjustments n we'll be fine, I'll start with my name change 2 Johnson," he wrote.

He told ESPN's Trey Wingo that the name change "was fun" -- the Cincinnati star legally changed his name to Chad Ochocinco just prior to the 2008 NFL season; he was required to wear the "Johnson" nameplate on his jersey that year, but sported the "Ochocinco" tag in 2009 and this past season.

Ochocinco's announcement came just after he revealed on the latest episode of "The T. Ocho Show" that both he and Terrell Owens would like to play for the Jets.

"They will make it to this point every year," Chad Ochocinco said about New York's advancement to the AFC title game. "I'd do anything to play for someone like Rex Ryan or anyone who has that type of mentality."

On NFL Live, though, Ochocinco sounded more and more like he'll be back in Cincinnati for the 2011 season, the last year on his current contract.

"I don't want to go anywhere," he said. "I love Cincinnati, I love the fans. And, Cincinnati is all I know. That's all I know and I just look forward to next year."
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