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Chad Johnson resurfaces in Mexican football league

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Gone from the NFL but hardly forgotten, receiver Chad Johnson recently returned to football. Sort of.

Via Yahoo! Sports, Johnson recently played for the Monterrey Fundidores of the Liga de Futbol Americano Profesional. The game against Saltillo Dinos was played in a stadium that had far more people on the field than in the stands.

Johnson, 39, last played in the NFL in 2011. He was one of the more colorful players from a decade ago, but as is the case with any other player who moves on from the NFL (or from whom the NFL moves on), the sport goes on, quickly.

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35 Responses to “Chad Johnson resurfaces in Mexican football league”
  1. paleandpasty says: Apr 3, 2017 10:42 PM

    He also just changed his name to Ariba Ariba

  2. upperdecker19 says: Apr 3, 2017 10:43 PM

    Man, Trump can’t build that wall quick enough!!!

  3. jakec4 says: Apr 3, 2017 10:45 PM

    His showboating, look at me act got old quickly, but he was really dominant for a little while. He was a bit more than “one of the more colorful players from a decade ago”

  4. niners816 says: Apr 3, 2017 10:45 PM

    Not going to talk about his 41 yard td catch? Oh, I see, you just wanted to take a little cheap shot at him. If you had half the talent he has at 39…

  5. cantonbound13 says: Apr 3, 2017 10:48 PM

    Never knew there was a Mexican football league.

  6. loudpackmatt says: Apr 3, 2017 10:54 PM

    Chad ochocinco**

  7. loudpackmatt says: Apr 3, 2017 11:05 PM

    why call him chad johnson when his current jersey in the LFL says Ocho cinco on the back of it…it’s his LEGALy changed last name happend years ago

  8. superchuck500 says: Apr 3, 2017 11:10 PM

    In Mexico, he plays under the name “Eighty Five”.

  9. upperdecker19 says: Apr 3, 2017 11:16 PM

    Will this delay his Hall of Fame candicacy by another 5 years??

  10. fumblenuts says: Apr 3, 2017 11:22 PM

    He’ll be catching passes from Kap soon…..

  11. backuppunter says: Apr 3, 2017 11:30 PM

    I just learned that mexico had football americano league

  12. noose18 says: Apr 3, 2017 11:46 PM

    I may be in the minority here but I really enjoyed chad. The year he and Steve smith kept one-upping each other in celebrations was really fun.

  13. conciselogic says: Apr 3, 2017 11:49 PM

    Those who liked his antics also like professional wrestling and fart jokes.

    He was a court jester for the not so smart.

  14. irimz says: Apr 3, 2017 11:54 PM


  15. canetic says: Apr 3, 2017 11:56 PM

    Ay Caramba

  16. diveleft says: Apr 4, 2017 12:16 AM

    Did he change his name to Eight Five when he got to Mexico?

  17. rtl1984 says: Apr 4, 2017 12:25 AM

    Outside of his huge mouth, dude had quick feet and nice hands. Amazing how far he’s fallen.

  18. All-American Voltron says: Apr 4, 2017 12:39 AM

    If he kept the “Ochocinco” there wouldn’t have been an empty seat in the building …

  19. All-American Voltron says: Apr 4, 2017 12:39 AM

    So Chad Johnson has become a real life Kenny Powers?

  20. getakluwe says: Apr 4, 2017 1:05 AM

    Wonder if he’ll change his name to ocho cinco again.

  21. theright0pinion says: Apr 4, 2017 1:15 AM

    Did anyone even know that Mexico had a pro football league?

  22. Boris Yeltsin says: Apr 4, 2017 1:56 AM

    At least go to the arena league man! I mean Robert Griffin, formerly of Baylor just signed with the CIF. No, the OTHER Robert Griffin from Baylor.

  23. tyrodstailor says: Apr 4, 2017 2:02 AM

    Ocho plinko

  24. silverandblack052099 says: Apr 4, 2017 2:09 AM


  25. stipez says: Apr 4, 2017 2:47 AM

    He should be on The Price is Right – Ocho-plinko

  26. ken14andersonforhof says: Apr 4, 2017 3:28 AM

    Ocho lives!!! Mexican Hall of Fame for sure…Rodger Goodells replacement…lol

  27. noknoknokpenny says: Apr 4, 2017 4:44 AM

    I hope he is having fun.

  28. roastedteacher says: Apr 4, 2017 4:46 AM

    Is he called “Eight Five” when he plays for a Mexican team?

  29. mrstinkypants says: Apr 4, 2017 7:10 AM

    I wonder if he is a forward or a goalie?

  30. lingsun54 says: Apr 4, 2017 7:20 AM

    So is he broke like TO?

  31. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Apr 4, 2017 8:20 AM

    unlike bill b and the pats, down in the mexican league you don’t have to run patterns that require thinking.

  32. footballboozer says: Apr 4, 2017 8:43 AM

    Hurry up and build that wall! Keep him there!!!

  33. maiphatdong says: Apr 4, 2017 10:50 AM

    he’s getting paid in burritos

  34. bteam77 says: Apr 4, 2017 11:59 AM

    loudpackmatt says:
    Apr 3, 2017 11:05 PM

    why call him chad johnson when his current jersey in the LFL says Ocho cinco on the back of it…it’s his LEGALy changed last name happend years ago
    You know what else happened years ago? He LEGALy changed his name BACK to Chad Johnson. Try to keep up!

  35. ibottpsgoldpants says: Apr 5, 2017 4:07 PM

    Dude is 39 and livin’ it up. Why the hate? I got mad props for my man! Rock on 8 5!

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