'Chad Ochocinco' Is No More

NFL player's new last name? Same as the old one
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2012 3:59 PM CDT
'Chad Ochocinco' Is No More
The player formerly known as Chad Ochocinco.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Who wouldn't want the last name Ochocinco? Chad Ochocinco's wife, apparently, so the former NFL phenom has changed his name back to Chad Johnson, NPR reports. "The main reason behind the name change was due to his marriage to Evelyn Lozada," said the OchoCinco News Network. USA Today's The Huddle blog quips that the change may even help his sagging stats, since Chad played better as Johnson (avg 80 receptions, 1,195 yards) than Ochocinco (52 receptions, 674 yards). Click to see the weirdest celebrity name changes. (Read more Chad Ochocinco stories.)

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