The Dolphins media is finding out first hand what others already knew.
Chad Johnson (nee Ochocinco) is funny.
Johnson held court Wednesday, and came across as humorous as ever. Even his critics who think he’s a clown have to concede that he’s a largely harmless clown.
So today went, with him joking around a range of topics from “I’m thinking of going into porn,” to “Anyone here smoke weed? He was, by all accounts, as charming as ever.
But as Dave Hyde of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel points out, the pertinent question regarding Johnson remains a serious one:
After changing his name, he’s very much back to Johnson being Johnson. He’ll show up in orange or gold cleats. He’s painted his fingernails black. Quarterback Matt Moore asked him what he was doing on his day off, and Johnson replied: “I don’t know, but I’ll probably be open.”
That’s good, for a team that lacks juice, and just so happens to be starring in a reality show. But what if he can’t play any more?
If it doesn’t work, he’s a different kind of headache than Brandon Marshall was deemed to be, and he’s cheaper to boot. That makes him even more expendable than Marshall was.
We’ll find out this fall if he’s still productive, but if the touchdowns don’t come with the jokes, he’ll stop being nearly as funny.