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Ochocinco: "I'll keep jacking up the celebrations"

After he was fined $30,000 for putting on a poncho and sombrero during Sunday’s game, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco said that he’ll get even crazier with his next touchdown celebration.

And if the league plans to fine him more than $30,000 next time, Ochocinco has a simple message: Bring it on.

“It’s OK,” Ochocinco told reporters today. “They keep jacking them up, I’ll keep jacking up the celebrations.”

Ochocinco said he enjoys post-touchdown celebrations so much that he doesn’t care if they cost him tens of thousands of dollars every time. And he wants the folks in the league office to understand that their fines are no deterrent to his actions.

“I play to have fun,” Ochocinco said. “I don’t play for the dollar amount. Maybe that’s why they take so much money, because they think we play for the money. … Maybe they’ll get the point, I’m here to have fun. Not for the money.”

Asked if $30,000 to get to wear a poncho and sombrero on the sideline for a few seconds was worth it, Ochocinco answered, “You’re damn right it was.”

Up next for Ochocinco is a showdown with the Minnesota Vikings. And, if he follows through on his promise to incorporate the Vikings’ mascot in a post-touchdown celebration, perhaps a showdown with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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78 Responses to “Ochocinco: "I'll keep jacking up the celebrations"”
  1. C. Burgbacher says: Dec 9, 2009 7:49 PM

    Haha. How can you not love Chad? There’s no way the league suspends him for celebrating.
    Back off No Fun League.

  2. BluntTalk says: Dec 9, 2009 7:51 PM

    This is good, maybe the league will start to appreciate that Football is supposed to be FUN! NOT UPTIGHT! Way to go OCHO!

  3. CanadianVikingFan says: Dec 9, 2009 7:52 PM

    Love that he is doing it all for fun, funny guy. But don’t get yourself suspended Chad.

  4. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 9, 2009 7:55 PM

    sad that his team is doing so well and he now wants to make it all about him and cause some big distraction.
    It was funny for a bit, but that bit is over, Chad.

  5. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Dec 9, 2009 7:55 PM

    It’s sports entertainment. Looks like the league has forgotten that.
    Have fun Chad.

  6. virtualplague says: Dec 9, 2009 7:57 PM

    The No Fun League is so ridiculous. Do they not realize they’re an entertainment business? Why keep giving fines to one of the only players left who provides true entertainment on a week to week basis?
    Keep ‘em coming, Chad.

  7. slipkid says: Dec 9, 2009 8:00 PM

    other teams dont like getting shown up…
    he will get suspended or hurt.

  8. PervyHarvin says: Dec 9, 2009 8:01 PM

    Why don’t you try something ballsy Ocho like put on a dress and go hug Chilly? Too bad we will never see you celebrate Sunday.

  9. ScoobyDooDoo says: Dec 9, 2009 8:05 PM

    Just make this clown the entertainment at halftime of the Super Bowl. All he wants is a stage and attention.
    Oh and way to control your players there Coach Lewis. Geeeezzz.

  10. SFTitan says: Dec 9, 2009 8:05 PM

    So putting on a sombrero and poncho all of a sudden makes the game more fun? Or TO throwing popcorn all over his face?
    If that’s fun, I’ve got a shiny set of keys I can jingle for you all.

  11. steeltownpride says: Dec 9, 2009 8:08 PM

    Suspension would take that smile off of his face and stop the nonsense

  12. Whit says: Dec 9, 2009 8:09 PM

    I do appreciate Chad Johnson’s one man crusade aganist the NFL celebration rules. In my mind at least the NFL kinda looks bad fining Johnson as much money as some Americans make in a year for a few seconds of his antics.

  13. ArtieLange says: Dec 9, 2009 8:12 PM

    You gotta love Ochocinco when his team is winning.
    I”m quietly cheering for Cincy every week.

  14. Whit says: Dec 9, 2009 8:15 PM

    I’m a Steelers fan, and while I don’t really care for untimely or over the top celebrations I like Chad’s one man crusade aganist the current NFL rules. In my mind at least the NFL looks bad fining Johnson (Ochocinco..whatever) more money than some Americans make in a year for a few seconds of celebration. And hey, the guy hasn’t been scoring that often this season so why not celebrate?

  15. Steelfloor says: Dec 9, 2009 8:21 PM

    slipkid says: “other teams dont like getting shown up…”
    Keep him out of the end zone then. I think he is hilarious, I wish more players would celebrate like he does.
    The league is ridiculous in how they hand out fines. Cheap shots that knock a guy out for several games draws half the fine that going Pancho Villa on the sidelines for 5 seconds does.
    The NFL office could use a good dose of perspective.

  16. Observer1 says: Dec 9, 2009 8:24 PM

    He is an idiot out for attention. The league should advise their media partners to quit showing him immediately after he crosses the goal line. He is lucky God blessed him with his skills because 30k flipping burgers would have looked like a million. He gets suspended and or fined 250k for his next stupid act. He cannot beat the commissioner. If he doesn’t like the rules in the NFL, he is free to take his game to Canada.

  17. buzzbissinger says: Dec 9, 2009 8:24 PM

    I don’t know of which I am more tired: People hating on Ochocinco, or the, “…these guys make too much money…” whining.

  18. The Real Shuxion says: Dec 9, 2009 8:31 PM

    # steeltownpride says: December 9, 2009 8:08 PM
    Suspension would take that smile off of his face and stop the nonsense
    ——————————————————-
    This is coming from a fan of a team who for years has been known as the team with linebackers who make a regular tackle after the running back gains 5 yards and dance like freakin morons (See Porter, Farrior Lloyd. Greene)
    Lighten up dude, it is football, let the boys play.

  19. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 9, 2009 8:31 PM

    It’s not really surprising that retards will worship their king no matter how unfunny and stupid the things he is doing are.
    Hey jackass, how about you pay your debts instead of wasting money being a jackass?

  20. WashingtonRedstorms says: Dec 9, 2009 8:34 PM

    Chadley,
    How about taking a leak in the end zone?

  21. crohrbaugh says: Dec 9, 2009 8:39 PM

    Slipkid “other teams don’t like getting shown up”
    ———————————————————
    No way has Chad ever been about showing up the other team. He has fun, he entertains. Yeah he has a big mouth, and sometimes that upsets some people, but not me. He isn’t T.O. or anything, he is just an entertainer. He has a huge personality. You may not like it, but he isn’t disrespectful.

  22. mannyfresh209 says: Dec 9, 2009 8:39 PM

    GET EM CHAD! hahaha
    and to all you uptight weirdos.. shut your lips.

  23. Stone says: Dec 9, 2009 8:41 PM

    Jesus, where is his coach in all this? Pretty soon he’s going to be suspended and its going to cost his team. I understand his position and I think the NFL is overly harsh on the celebrations, but rules are rules and his coach needs to make sure he’s following them.

  24. JIM says: Dec 9, 2009 8:45 PM

    Chad Johnson is an ass…and I am sure his QB, a good guy that puts the team first is not too thrilled about it..Johnson..is an immature selfish low self -esteem player……he has to bring all the attention to himself..and as one person said he will get a concussion from an opposing player soon enough..he is a jerk Hes no Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, Curtis Martin etc..they are professionals abnd act like they have been there,,,,Chad Johnson is a fool….and the Bengals would be just as good without him, since it is all about their defense…

  25. Twiz says: Dec 9, 2009 8:46 PM

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think the league has a policy for suspending a player for doing what he is doing. Only fines. Maybe if they change it and a suspension is possible, he will most likely back off. Beyond that, its his money, let him spend it on all the charity he wants!
    As said above, too bad he won’t get a chance for any celebrating on Sunday!

  26. jibfest says: Dec 9, 2009 8:48 PM

    Players only say “It isn’t about the money” AFTER they have so much of it they don’t care. You will never hear a guy in a contract year say it isn’t about the money. I hope they triple his fine, obviously he has more money than he knows what to do with and now “its about having fun”. To think an NFL player sits around and think of jackass antics during his personal time is a downer. You know he spent hours upon hours picking out the hat.

  27. ItalianStallion says: Dec 9, 2009 8:51 PM

    Good for him. Worst case scenario is part of his salary goes to charity and the fans are entertained.

  28. Cubano says: Dec 9, 2009 8:54 PM

    LOVE this guy! Not trying to show anyone up, just having some fun out there. Go get em Chad!!!!
    PS-Just happy it’s his bank account and not mine. $30,000 for a hat! DAMNZZZZ

  29. vikes#1fan says: Dec 9, 2009 8:55 PM

    HE IS A BEAST!!!!!!!!! let him play the game and have fun doing it!

  30. PurpCrayon says: Dec 9, 2009 9:03 PM

    Chad Johnson is the man

  31. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 9, 2009 9:17 PM

    “Twiz says:
    December 9, 2009 8:46 PM
    I could be wrong, but I don’t think the league has a policy for suspending a player for doing what he is doing. Only fines. Maybe if they change it and a suspension is possible, he will most likely back off. Beyond that, its his money, let him spend it on all the charity he wants!
    As said above, too bad he won’t get a chance for any celebrating on Sunday!”
    Any repeated violation of the rules is subject to increased disciplinary action, including being straight up kicked out of the league.

  32. Tdk24 says: Dec 9, 2009 9:18 PM

    Fine him $100,000 and 15 yards on the kickoff. Let’s see how long the coach will put up with that.

  33. Favre On HGH says: Dec 9, 2009 9:30 PM

    He doesnt score TD’s in every game, and he makes much more than he has ever been fined.
    He is having fun, leave him alone already, he is not delaying the game.
    Whether he misses the fine money when he is age 50 like people say is a moot point.
    $100,000 out of $20 million is chump change and if you lost the 20 mil you would of lost that extra 100,000 along with it eventually. Ask Mikey Vick.

  34. packers4life says: Dec 9, 2009 9:35 PM

    “This is good, maybe the league will start to appreciate that Football is supposed to be FUN! NOT UPTIGHT! Way to go OCHO!”
    No it isn’t all about fun. Athletes get paid millions to do one thing which is to play the game not to fool around. Even though I do agree he gets fined quite a lot of money, I agree with the league in disciplining him because what he does is childish and getting very old.
    Like the great Vince Lombardi said…”Next time you make a touchdown, act like you’ve been there before.”
    “The No Fun League is so ridiculous. Do they not realize they’re an entertainment business? Why keep giving fines to one of the only players left who provides true entertainment on a week to week basis?”
    Entertainment in the NFL is not what you think it is. The football game itself is the entertainment not the immature athletes who wear stupid props.
    I didn’t mind Chad Johnson at first but lately, his stupid celebrations have been getting really old. If he wants to be an entertainer instead of a football player, he needs to get off the field and become a stand-up comedian or something because like I said, the whole point of being in the NFL is to do one thing. Play football. Not wear stupid costumes.

  35. SFrancis1680 says: Dec 9, 2009 9:38 PM

    i’m not a Bengals fan, but i absolutely love Ocho Cinco, my favorite was him scoring a touchdown and jumping into the Dawg Pound in Clevland, this league, at times is so boring and some of the games are unwatchable, he makes things entertaining, and it’s not like he’s taunting players from other teams

  36. Route36West says: Dec 9, 2009 9:47 PM

    He acts like he doesnt care about the money but he actually probly making more money by doing this celebrations then he is losing money by doing them.
    Chad is a pretty good reciever but lets be realistic the only reason he is so well known is for his antics. Andre Johnson is a much better player but you dont see him on tv and in comercials and thats because he doesnt act out like other wrs. If Ocho stopped celebrating and acting like he does he wouldn’t have all the endorsements and tv apperances like has now.
    So in reality the millions of dollars he makes for acting that why surely out ways the thousands he loses for doing those things. Chad is a smart guy like you said and even though he says he does it only for fun he knows how his bread gets buttered and thats by Chad being Chad.

  37. Richm2256 says: Dec 9, 2009 9:53 PM

    I’d be all for the guy spitting in the face of a $30,000 fine ……. IF he wasn’t stiffing a bank over a $37,000 unpaid car loan.
    Pay the bank, THEN pay the league, douchebag.

  38. Richm2256 says: Dec 9, 2009 10:01 PM

    “obviously he has more money than he knows what to do with”
    Is dude celebrating defaulting on a $37,000 loan ?
    Obviously, either he doesn’t have more money than he knows what to do with, or he has the money but truly doesn’t know what to do with it ….. like make good on a loan he signed for???

  39. Audient says: Dec 9, 2009 10:05 PM

    The guy legally changed his name just to prove a point — you think a few fines are going to deter him? He’s amusing alright. Like a road accident, we can’t look away.

  40. DcNinerFan says: Dec 9, 2009 10:06 PM

    “Haha. How can you not love Chad? There’s no way the league suspends him for celebrating.”
    Because he is a child and a horrible role model. Honestly, its bad sportsmanship, and he’s giving a bad name to NFL players (granted he’s not the only one, but you know, they suspend the others).
    To be frank, the NFL should levee the highest fines possible against him for every infraction from here on out. If there is no limit, then 1 million per infraction. That’d stop him quickly. That or suspension so he can’t collect game checks. If he is going to purposefully break NFL rules, why is he in the NFL? Why not go to the UFL?

  41. hardtolikedabears says: Dec 9, 2009 10:16 PM

    Yea Chad is cool

  42. emmittsmithfan22 says: Dec 9, 2009 10:22 PM

    the way you stopped boldin and fitzgerald he may see the Endzone twice

  43. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 9, 2009 10:29 PM

    “packers4life says:
    December 9, 2009 9:35 PM
    If he wants to be an entertainer instead of a football player, he needs to get off the field and become a stand-up comedian or something because like I said, the whole point of being in the NFL is to do one thing.”
    I was going to say “What kind of idiot would pay to see him do standup” then I remembered that people pay to see Carrot Top.
    Then I realized it’s probably those same people defending his “hilarious fun”.

  44. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 9, 2009 10:31 PM

    “DcNinerFan says:
    December 9, 2009 10:06 PM
    To be frank, the NFL should levee the highest fines possible against him for every infraction from here on out. If there is no limit, then 1 million per infraction. That’d stop him quickly. That or suspension so he can’t collect game checks. If he is going to purposefully break NFL rules, why is he in the NFL? Why not go to the UFL?”
    Even if you like the guys antics, any logical person HAS to agree that a suspension is necessary in a situation where a fine, which is devised to stop a violation of the rules, doesn’t accomplish it’s goal.
    Agree or disagree with the rule all you want, but if you don’t agree that a repeated flagrant violation of a rule, even after punishment is doled out, isn’t worthy of a suspension, you’re a complete idiot.

  45. Bigbluefan says: Dec 9, 2009 10:39 PM

    So some fat turd for the second time this year cheap shots a ProBowel player he get fined $50,000 Chad puts on a hat and poncho and get finded $30,000 who did Chad hurt?
    Blowzel has now twice tried to cause harm to the same player he has also done things in other games
    Yet we talk about Chad getting tossed for a harmless prank
    Get a grip Rodger

  46. Norseman says: Dec 9, 2009 11:04 PM

    Have you seen ‘Ragnar’? I hope he plants that buffoon head-first into the turf.

  47. jtownflood says: Dec 9, 2009 11:07 PM

    If the NFL wants to solve this problem once for all, then just order whatever network is covering the game to not show Chadboy doing his “me.. me.. me” routines.

  48. Raider Pride says: Dec 9, 2009 11:23 PM

    THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO KNOW….
    Mr Florio the Attorney can answer this….
    Because Chad is under contract and not an employee of a company…
    Are These Fines Tax Deductable As a Business Expense?
    I am serious…

  49. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Dec 9, 2009 11:42 PM

    I think he has fun without insulting or taunting the other team. Let him enjoy himself and make the fans laugh.

  50. canamac86 says: Dec 9, 2009 11:51 PM

    If the league really wants to try to bring this to a stop they’ll start fining the networks for showing the celebrations. The only way for Ocho to suffer will be to take away his stage.
    But really, the NFL is making a mockery of itself when it fines a player so much more for a celebration than for a viscious hit.

  51. Gautam says: Dec 10, 2009 12:02 AM

    I suppose some people fail to realize that the money goes to a charity
    the NFL, not Chad, will look an idiot if they decide to suspend Chad for touchdown celebrations
    Roger, if you have to suspend, suspend that d-bag offensive lineman in Dallas … not guys who celebrate after scoring a touchdown

  52. BuckeyeBengal says: Dec 10, 2009 12:11 AM

    Chad is just being Chad. It’s all good natured. There isn’t any malice about it. He’s enjoying the game and trying to make it more enjoyable for the fans of all teams. Newsflash, believe it or not the NFL is ENTERTAINMENT. Goodell needs to be concerned about players like Flozell Adams who is unliked by other players, setting a bad example and tarnishing the league’s reputation. Goodell needs to recognize that while Chad brings attention to himself, it also brings attention and revenue to the NFL.

  53. antneejay2 says: Dec 10, 2009 12:15 AM

    I’ve got no problem with Och having fun, but I wish he would do something that would allow me to have fun watching him. The sombrero stuff and the HOF jacket didn’t do much for me. I did enjoy the almost attempted bribe. It would have been hilarious if he went through with it. Of course, the official probably would have accepted the dollar and Chad would be banned from the league for life for blowing the NFL’s cover.

  54. simmer415 says: Dec 10, 2009 12:44 AM

    Am I the only one who thinks there may be a corporate sponsor who is paying the fines behind the scenes?
    I think it is a legitimate idea… Any company that pays Ochocinco to be a face of their product would benefit from the publicity. A cheap price to pay actually. That may be a reason he is obliviuos to fines. I know he makes a ton of money, but $30,000 a game for 16 games is almost a half-million dollars. Thats a lot even for him. If a corporate sponsor isn’t paying a fine directly, Chad has to know the money buys him fame that will increase his market value now and in the future.
    With that said, it’s still awesome what he is doing.

  55. simmer415 says: Dec 10, 2009 12:44 AM

    Am I the only one who thinks there may be a corporate sponsor who is paying the fines behind the scenes?
    I think it is a legitimate idea… Any company that pays Ochocinco to be a face of their product would benefit from the publicity. A cheap price to pay actually. That may be a reason he is obliviuos to fines. I know he makes a ton of money, but $30,000 a game for 16 games is almost a half-million dollars. Thats a lot even for him. If a corporate sponsor isn’t paying a fine directly, Chad has to know the money buys him fame that will increase his market value now and in the future.
    With that said, it’s still awesome what he is doing.

  56. rkell21 says: Dec 10, 2009 1:33 AM

    This fool is gonna be broke and living with Nicolas Cage in about 10 years if he keeps this up. I’m all for having fun but damn!

  57. 200 Ponies says: Dec 10, 2009 1:48 AM

    The people who complain that these players make too much money have at least one point in my mind.
    The way I see it, there is no way a person who plays a game for a living should be paid more than someone who serves their country with their life as a soldier in the Armed forces.
    Yes I realize the economics behind it don’t dictate that happening ever, but from a moral standpoint it just isn’t right.
    As for Ochocinco, keep on celebrating man. I’ve seen a lot of rich people waste money on lot worse things. At least he’s enjoying it, and the fans (or at least some of us) get a nice show as well.

  58. Castro95 says: Dec 10, 2009 1:51 AM

    Im so tired of the double standard in the league Goodell needs to be fined or fired by the NFL. Chad celebrates after touchdowns and gets fined Shaun Marriman does the Lights out and gets fined but Good old boy Gerad Allen does the rope lasso and everything is honky dorry.

  59. mnmaverick says: Dec 10, 2009 3:01 AM

    He’s a prima-donna just like Moss and Owens.
    Nobody enjoys watching him make a total ass of himself.

  60. DeuceDeuce13 says: Dec 10, 2009 3:06 AM

    Everyone forgets…at any time he could suffer a career ending injury. Let him enjoy every touchdown like it’s his last. If any one of us joes scored a td in the NFL on national tv we would go nuts.. And isn’t he matching the fines so charity gets double the amount just because u don’t think it funny dosnt mean there’s not a little kid that dreams of being in the NFL that think it is funny. Plain and simple if this is ruining games for u ur missing bigger problems in the league

  61. packers4life says: Dec 10, 2009 3:34 AM

    “Have you seen ‘Ragnar’? I hope he plants that buffoon head-first into the turf.”
    ….or run him over with his motorcycle. Maybe that’ll know some sense into Johnson’s head.

  62. Drat says: Dec 10, 2009 3:53 AM

    That doof will continue jacking on and off.

  63. BonnieD says: Dec 10, 2009 5:18 AM

    Actually, whoever suggested that Chad be the halftime entertainment show, I think he would LOVE that.

  64. Lombardi 6 says: Dec 10, 2009 7:36 AM

    The very definition of a DOUCHEBAG–He’ll be bankrupt 2 yrs removed from his football career..looking to make up the 50 large for wearing a stupid hat and bribing a ref so he can buy new bling for his ears may take a few years in the garbage industry..

  65. Verbal Kint says: Dec 10, 2009 8:33 AM

    What exactly was the suspension for? He wasn’t in the endzone, he was on his own sideline. I’m just not sure what rule he violated this time. And there is such a blatant disparity between the amount of his fines compared to fines other players have received for illegal hits or other things that could cause serious harm.

  66. billyt0020 says: Dec 10, 2009 8:40 AM

    Seriously all the Chad haters need to take a chill pill! What did he do that was SOO bad? Wear a poncho? Get Freaking Real! Its his money, stop trying to tell him how to spend it.
    “Because he is a child and a horrible role model. Honestly, its bad sportsmanship, and he’s giving a bad name to NFL players (granted he’s not the only one, but you know, they suspend the others).” — Are you Serious? Id rather my kids look up to someone having fun playing the game then sport a #7 Worthlessburger Jersey thinking its okay to Commit Rape. No way they suspend Chad for celebrations. He’s one of the hardest working players in the NFL and he’s a model citizen.
    “Is dude celebrating defaulting on a $37,000 loan ?” Family Member defaulted on the load without Chad’s knowledge. No doubt he’s going to end up paying it off for them, do you really think Chad’s rolls a Challenger? lol

  67. twindaddy says: Dec 10, 2009 8:44 AM

    Man, look at all the haters. I don’t necessarily find Ocho Loco amusing, but who cares if he goes to the sideline and puts on a sombrero or asks a Cheerleader to marry him? There are some simpletons that find this amusing. Celebrations after touchdowns have been part of the NFL for a LONG time. The Mile High Salute, the Dirty Bird, and Ickey Shuffle, Deion’s Dance, etc. Nobody complained about those. I don’t like TO either, but the Sharpie “incident” was funny as hell. Joe Horn and the cell phone was pretty good, too.
    You uptight people complaining about these celebrations need to get laid. This game is supposed to be fun. Enjoy it for Christ’s sake.

  68. Kevin from Philly says: Dec 10, 2009 9:41 AM

    I predict he scores a TD, pulls off his helmet, and to everyones amazement he’s got a Heidi wig on.
    Just hope he doesn’t simulate a Viking funeral.

  69. RacerX says: Dec 10, 2009 10:22 AM

    he’s a prima donna? who cares?
    Chad, don’t let them take your sense of humor and fun Chad. If I wanted sanctimony and righteousness, I’d go to church on Sundays instead of watching football!!
    GO CHAD

  70. CurseofBoJackson says: Dec 10, 2009 10:48 AM

    Twin daddy has it right, AshleyMadison dot com for all you stiffs in a sexless marriage. get over yourselves, there are so many double standards in this league, and this is perfect example of one. Chad’s getting screwed because Daddy Goodell doesn’t like getting made to be the boob he is, just as bad as Selig, and his reputation after his tenure will be tarnished significantly already, keep it up Rog.
    To the guy who claims Chad is a bad role model, who would you like for your kids to follow? Chad, who works hard and has fun when he scores, or Merriman, who hurts folks on purpose, takes steroids, and beats women (allegedly)? Or perhaps your would prefer any of the MInnesota Vikings that had a porno shoot on a boat? Charles Rodgers? Lendale White? Joey Porter? Shall I continue? Take the broom stick from out of your as*es, clowns.

  71. raidertg says: Dec 10, 2009 11:16 AM

    How can you not enjoy Chad. I think it is great and the thing I like the most is he keeps it to the field unlike some of these guys.

  72. obscenery says: Dec 10, 2009 11:22 AM

    Chad is winning the battle to celebrate. He will have beaten the NFL if they do something ridiculous like suspend him for having fun playing a game. He respects the rules while the clock is running, and doesn’t hurt anybody. If they suspend him for celebrations that would make the NFL look terrible.
    I don’t think they will suspend him. He’s a cash cow for the NFL. Not only does he increase the Bengals ratings, they get money after fining him.
    The NFL should reconsider the spirit of the “game” before continually jacking up the price of their fines.

  73. texasPHINSfan says: Dec 10, 2009 12:20 PM

    I appreciate what he’s doing – he IS making it fun and entertaining…. I just hope Goodell doesn’t come down and suspend him for the celebrations.
    Chad would probably be better off not making claims about the money not deterring him. I mean it’s one thing to break the law, but another to brag and boast about doing so.

  74. ilivincin97 says: Dec 10, 2009 2:04 PM

    As long as he doesn’t cost the team yardage or games, I don’t care if he goes into the stands for a beer and nachos, it’s his money. Love to see Chad happy again. Keep playing well and being happy Chad, if you do that you will get a free ride back home to Miami. Bring it on Vikings and Chargers, the #2 playoff spot is in your grasp Bengals. WHO DEY!

  75. packers4life says: Dec 10, 2009 3:19 PM

    “The NFL should reconsider the spirit of the “game” before continually jacking up the price of their fines.”
    The spirit of the game is not celebrating after touchdowns. It’s playing the game of football.
    “If they suspend him for celebrations that would make the NFL look terrible.”
    That may make the NFL look terrible but isn’t like Johnson is not already embarassing them with all his props and crap like that.

  76. Noah Botty says: Dec 10, 2009 3:21 PM

    Chad, may I suggest incorporating a Festivus Pole in one of your celebrations. As part of the celebration you could also conduct the Feats of Strength by wrestling the head of the household (aka coach)…oh, wait you already did that one back in 2005.

  77. TigerS Boy ToY says: Dec 10, 2009 4:13 PM

    Chad Johnson is an ass…and I am sure his QB, a good guy that puts the team first is not too thrilled about it..
    Hey Jim, PHUCK HIS QB, PALMER SHOULD WORRY ABOUT STAYING ON THE FIELD AND OFF THE INJURED LIST EVERY YEAR. OCHO SHOW’S UP AND PLAY’S HARD EVERY WEEK SINCE HIS FIRST YEAR, PALMER CAN’T SAT THAT.

  78. grey32 says: Dec 12, 2009 6:44 PM

    I’m with you Chad 100%. This is a guy having fun and he’s not hurting anyone. A poster on another site said that his poncho etc was insulting to Hispanic’s. Well I’m Hispanic and I’m not insulted.
    What insults me is a league with serious officiating problems that they won’t address , a serious off field behavior problem that they won’t address but; they will harass a guy who understands it’s a game, it’s entertainment. The mighty NFL can’t control what they should be controlling – so yeah lets crack on the guy having fun.
    No Fun League for real…………

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