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#1 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted September 07, 2008 - 10:27 AM

BALTIMORE (AP)—Chad Johnson has changed his name, but his jersey remained the same Sunday.

The Cincinnati Bengals receiver legally changed his name from Chad Johnson to Chad Ocho Cinco, but the NFL decided against allowing him to put his name on his jersey.

“While the NFL has recognized the legal name change of Chad Johnson to Chad Ocho Cinco, the league informed the Bengals today that certain issues remain to be resolved before Ocho Cinco will be permitted to wear his new surname on his jersey,” the league said in a statement.

“He will wear the name Johnson on his jersey today and will be referred to as Chad Johnson on the official play-by-play sheet,” the statement said. “Further questions should be directed to the league office.”

Contacted Sunday by The Associated Press, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said, “He has a financial obligation to Reebok, which produces the jerseys available to fans. That has to be resolved before the on-field jersey can be changed.

“The same obligation exists for any player that changes his number or name.”

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#2 nameant

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Posted September 07, 2008 - 10:43 AM

That's some BS. The name change was incredibly stupid but he only did it so he could have Ocho Cinco on the back of his jersey. The NFL said only last name's on the back, so he changed it and they still say no?

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Posted September 07, 2008 - 10:44 AM

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#4 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted September 07, 2008 - 12:26 PM

it's just an endorsement issue with his replica sales.
i think it will go through though. reebok will end up making way more money on Ocho Cinco jersey then if they continue pressing Johnson jerseys.

#5 A_V_R

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Posted September 09, 2008 - 10:07 AM

it's just an endorsement issue with his replica sales.
i think it will go through though. reebok will end up making way more money on Ocho Cinco jersey then if they continue pressing Johnson jerseys.



#6 The Original 81

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Posted September 09, 2008 - 07:47 PM

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Posted September 10, 2008 - 03:34 PM

seriously their trying to make this as un-fun as they can. i love chad joh....ocho cinco he makes the game interesting/fun without breaking the rules.
Ocho Cinco ;)
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