It’s no mystery that the players in the National Football League are replaceable, but the Chad Johnson mystique is not missed by anyone in the NFL. The loudmouth wide receiver did a lot of trash talking while on the football field and now that he’s a free agent, he’s making the headlines for all of the wrong reasons.
His issues with the court have not ceased as Johnson has a warrant out for his arrest in the state of Florida because the ex-Cincinnati Bengal has failed to report to his probation officer.
Johnson made a plethora of noise off of the field, yet his decision to marry Evelyn Lozada might have been the worst of all. Upon signing with the Miami Dolphins prior to the 2012 season, the ‘Phins were excited about his possible production, however, his stint was short lived due to a headbutt that Johnson through on Lozada. Miami had no choice but to cut ties with the already disgruntled receiver — the Dolphins blue will more than likely be the last professional uniform that Johnson ever wears.
Although the drama attached to Johnson may not be missed, his production on the field was something to watch as the undersized and underrated wideout made it to six pro bowls while with the Bengals. His seven years of 1,000 or more receiving yards will not be forgotten anytime soon, yet the antics outside of the white lines are sure to cloud his career as long as he lives.