Bengals Star Legally Switches Name to Spanish '85'

Johnson officially 'Ocho Cinco'
By Jess Kilby,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2008 5:22 AM CDT
Bengals Star Legally Switches Name to Spanish '85'
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson lies on the turf after injuring his shoulder in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008.   (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

(Newser) – Irascible NFLer Chad Johnson has legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ocho Cinco, a Spanish reference to his jersey number 85, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. Johnson took the name two years ago and was fined $5,000 for putting it on the back of his uniform in 2006. “It’s something I don’t think has been done before,” he said. "I’m having fun.” Team officials had no comment. (Read more Cincinnati Bengals stories.)

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