For those of you that have been salivating at the chance to get your hands on the new Chad Ocho Cinco jerseys, you’re gonna have to be content with a Chad Ochocinco jersey. Why? Because of a mistake made by Mr. Ochocino, of course.
The NFL had agreed to let the player formerly known as Chad Johnson wear his new name on the back of his jersey this season. There’s one catch for the receiver: It’s not exactly how he wanted it.
Instead of Ocho Cinco, he’ll be “Ochocinco” because that’s how he wrote it when he submitted his name-change form last August in Florida.
So after a wait that lasted almost a year and a $5000 fine, Ochocinco still won’t be known as “Ocho Cinco”. Which means we can throw that “my last name means 85” stuff out the window. Which also means that this whole charade was completely useless (Not that I thought it was useful prior to this). I’m sure before it’s all said and done Ochocinco will have an utterly ridiculous story about how this happened. Just another thing to look out for on this season’s edition of HBO’s Hard Knocks.