Ocho gets his Johnson back


Ocho gets his Johnson back

Chad Ochocinco, who changed his name from Chad Johnson in August of 2008 so that his surname reflected the Spanish pronounciation of his uniform number, has changed his name back to Chad Johnson.

(Pause here to reflect on the enormous absurdity of the above sentence and also to realize that we've come to accept news like this as completely normal in the case of this person.)

Ochocinco, who was released by the Patriots this offseason then signed by the attention-starved Miami Dolphins, was at Broward County Courthouse on Monday morning to return his name to Johnson.

Wouldn't you love to see this guy's "to-do" list?

1. Twitter stuff
2. Stop by Starbucks
3. Stop by IHOP
4. See if HBO needs me to do anything for Hard Knocks
5. Get to courthouse to change name back to Johnson
6. Twitter stuff (explain how name change reflects me being serious about stuff)
7. Don't study new offensive playbook
8. Tell someone new offense "nearly mastered, grasshopper..."
9. Call HBO guy to see if they need Evelyn for HK
10. Drive Prius around and wave
11. Be myself
12. Be myself pretending to be someone else being myself
13. Twitter stuff
14. Work out (tweet pics)
15. Editorial mtg, OCNN
16. Twitter stuff

Joking aside, it's worth noting that for all the fun had at Ocho's expense, the guy's heart is good, he makes people smile, and nowhere on the list will you find "Get drunk, punch cop, drive blind or pass out on sidewalk."

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Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond.

Revis faces aggravated assault and other charges alleging he was in a fight with two men last weekend in Pittsburgh. He answered no questions from the media as he turned himself in Friday. He later made an initial court appearance, and his next court date was scheduled for Thursday.

Revis' attorney has said Revis was physically assaulted by a group of at least five people. He said Revis "feared for his safety" and sought medical attention, but he didn't offer details about the severity of Revis' injuries.

Police say the fight started when a man began recording a video of Revis and Revis grabbed his phone and tried to delete it. Two men say they were punched and knocked out.

The New York Jets said through a spokesman they would have no further comment on Revis' situation other than their initial statement that they were aware of the matter and had spoken with Revis. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email to The Associated Press that the league was looking into the matter.

Attorney Blaine Jones said Saturday in a text message that while he was hired for the pre-indictment phase of the case, he would not be representing the Jets cornerback going forward.

Revis is due $15 million next season, including a $2 million roster bonus due on the second day of the new league year, March 10.

The $13 million in base salary includes $6 million in guaranteed money, which the Jets would owe him even if they decided to cut him before the deadline.

Revis had a bitter breakup with his agents last year and has no formal representation going forward.

Revis, who is from Aliquippa, was a star at the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted No. 14 overall by the Jets in 2007. He quickly established himself as one of the top players at his position - and in franchise history - while also earning the nickname, "Revis Island" for his penchant for routinely shutting down opposing teams' top receivers. He is in his second stint with the Jets.


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