Chad Johnson is a very famous former American Soccer player. His full name is Chad Javon Johnson. He was also called Chad Ochocinco from 2008 to 2012.
He played for Santa Monica College and Oregon State University while he was studying in those institutions. Later, he played in NFL (National Football League) for 11 seasons under Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, and Miami Dolphins starting from 2001. He proved himself to be one of the most important wide receivers of NFL of the 2000s. The Cincinnati Bengals owes most of its records to him. He was at number one in the list of CNBC’s list of most influential athletes on social media.
There are also some negative marks on his family life including domestic violence and a brief jail term.
Read on for more about Chad Johnson including his personal and family life, children, assets, cars, houses, net worth, and more.
Chad Johnson Early Life And Education Details
As of Jan 2020, he is 42 years old. He was born on 9 January 1978 in Miami, Florida.
He graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1997. Then he joined Langston University and Santa Monica College. He played for NFL when he was at Santa Monica College. From there, he moved to Oregon State University as he was recruited to the team there. With a 97-yard reception, he broke a school record for the longest touchdown reception.
Chad Johnson Career Details
Chad Johnson played continuous ten seasons for Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL from 2001 to 2010. When he left Cincinnati Bengals, he was the sixth player in the history of NFL to win 10000 yards with one team.
Following his career with Cincinnati Bengals, he joined New England Patriots in July 2011 based on a contract of $6.35 million. His father’s demise affected his career a bit, and around a year later, he moved to Miami Dolphins.
It was while he was with Miami Dolphins that he changed his last name back to Johnson from Ochocinco. His time with Miami Dolphins was short-lived as he was arrested for domestic violence in August 2012, just two months after he joined. Following the arrest, he was removed from Miami Dolphins.
Later in 2014, he joined the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Due to family issues and injuries, he couldn’t perform to his full potential. He missed a training camp while in Montreal Alouettes which led to his suspension. He couldn’t play in 2015 due to the suspension. His contract was severed and he became a free agent in 2016.
Then in 2017, he played for Monterrey Fundidores, helping them defeat Saltillo Dinos at 14-6 by catching three passes including a 41-yard touchdown reception.
In 2010, he was also involved in the Mad Chad app on iPhone. He is also popular with TV shows like ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘The Ultimate Catch’ reality show. He is also famous for his own sports soup ‘Child, Pease.’ Besides, he has made appearances in films including ‘American Union,’ ‘The League,’ and a music video ‘Everything to Me’ by Monica.
Chad Johnson Awards And Honors
Chad Johnson was the AFC Champion in 2011. There are also six pro-bowl selections and four All-pro selections to his credit. He was also the NFL receiving yards leader of 2006. His name is included in the 10,000 receiving yards club.
Chad Johnson Personal Life And Marriage
Chad Johnson is of strong build with a height of 1.85 meters and 87 kg weight. He is of straight sexual orientation and is currently divorced. He had married Evelyn Lozada in 2012.
He started dating Evelyn Lozada in 2010, and in November of that year, he proposed to her. They both married on July 4, 2012. Barely a month later, on August 11, 2012, he was arrested on the allegation that he head-butted her in a fit of domestic violence. Later, he was released on a bond of $2500. Lozada filed a petition for divorce soon after and it was finalized in September 2012.
Chad Johnson is the father of eight children from different relationships.
He had to spend three months in jail for violating his probation in 2013. There are also other allegations against him of not releasing promised prizes of raffles including tickets for leisure trips and a Lexus car.
Chad Johnson Net Worth
Chad Johnson’s net worth as of 2020 is $18 million. His income comes from his sports career as well as his contracts with the TV shows, commercials, and other appearances in the field of entertainment. In the process of a court proceeding, he had disclosed assets worth $5 million for two cars and houses. It was reported that at one point, he had owned a mansion costing $2 million.