Chad Johnson has always had a knack for getting people to pay attention to him and he did it again via Twitter early on Tuesday morning.
It’s not the part about being up too late that’s grabbed eyeballs. It’s the part about the destination.
5 hours past my bed time... if I miss this flight to Philly in the morning it'd definitely be a pisstified moment...—
Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 18, 2012
Tuesday happens to be the day that NFL teams traditionally bring in players for tryouts, which means that Johnson’s tweet caught the eye of some folks at Philly.com who thought that the trip might have something to do with the Eagles. Jeremy Maclin is still being bothered by a hip injury, DeSean Jackson missed practice last week with a hamstring injury and Riley Cooper has been out with a broken collarbone, which could mean they are in the market for help at receiver and taking a look at Johnson.
It could also mean that Johnson has a hankering to see where Trading Places was set or some other reason for being in Philly, so no one should be jumping to any grand conclusions based off a tweet. A tweet on Monday from Johnson to Skip Bayless of ESPN said that he was taking a year off to “work on me,” which seems like a good idea given the ugly incident with his wife that precipitated his departure from the Dolphins.
We’ll keep you posted should any other information come to light about Johnson’s latest voyage.