Chad Johnson On The Miami Dolphins & Mrs Johnson
Chad Johnson has dropped the Ochocinco for now and talks to ESPN about his wife and the Miami Dolphins.
Congratulations, honeymooner. How is it going with Evelyn?
“Things are no different, other than doing the TV show.” (Note: VH1 will start broadcasting their reality show, a spinoff of “Basketball Wives,” in September. Originally called “Ev and Ocho,” it’ll be interesting if they change the name.)
What does playing in your hometown of Miami mean for you?
“It’s going to be fun. It’s great for me. For 11 years, I always was in another city. It’s good to be home. I wasn’t able to see my kids as often as I would like. I will get to see them playing in the yard. I will be able to wake up and take them to school and pick them up.”
How happy are you to be with the Dolphins?
“Everything I learned about football, I learned from the Miami Dolphins. They were always my favorite since I grew up here. I’m just glad to be a part of this. I’m refocused and locked in and ready to get back to the old me.”
And that means your name also, right?
“I’m just doing it for the marriage. It has nothing to do with football. Ochocinco is still in me. It’s just my middle name.”
Tell me about your Zico deal.
“The funny thing is I’ve always been drinking coconut water. With the bad way I eat, it helps balance things out for me.”
And what will people be calling you this fall, Johnson or Ochocinco?
“They can call me whatever they want. I’m just ready to start playing football. I’ve been preparing judiciously. I can’t wait for it to start.”
— Basketball Wives Fan (@BasketballWivs) October 28, 2012