Add Chad Johnson to the list of NFL players trying to find their way back into the league.
Johnson tells CSNHouston.com that he wants back in. Specifically, he wants to play for the Texans. But Johnson also said that he’s in “no position to be picky.”
“I think I’ve been very good to the NFL and for the NFL over a number of years, making the game fun and exciting,” Johnson said. “But I did mess up, you know I messed up once. I made my bed and have to lay in it. Some people are given second chances, some people aren’t. I think at this point I’ve learned my lesson.”
While the aversion to Johnson may relate in part to the fact that he was charged with assaulting his ex-wife during training camp last year with the Dolphins, the bigger question is whether he can still play.
As he said, some guys get second chances, and some don’t. In the NFL, the guys who are regarded as still being able to play are the ones who get the second chances.