It was featured on iTunes and was a popular downloaded app in Dancing with the Stars Edit On March 1, , it was announced that Johnson would be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars for the tenth season. He was paired with two-time champion Cheryl Burke.
The season premiere was on Monday, March 22, He was eliminated from the show as one of the final four competitors on May 18, , after receiving the lowest judges' score and number of votes. He was the th contestant to be eliminated in the show's history. Ocho Show on Versus, talking football, basketball, and pop culture. The show was cancelled in as a result of Comcast's plans to re-launch Versus as an NBC Sports-branded service, as its new staff did not feel that the show would fit with the network's new goals.
The Ultimate Catch Edit Johnson was featured on his own reality television dating show called Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch on VH1. Aspiring singer-songwriter Rubi Pazmino won the show.
Ochocinco was a star soccer player in his youth and has stated he is an avid fan of the sport. His trial began on March 23, On March 25, he was asked to play in a reserve game.
On March 29, he was not offered a contract by the team but was offered the chance to train with the reserve side to stay in shape. He rode the bull Deja Blue, which weighs 1, pounds, and lasted 1.
Ochocinco also appeared as a former captain of the BMS Goats on the Season 3 premiere of the television show Blue Mountain State and as himself on the Season 2 premiere of the television show The League. He was also featured in the hit series The Game as himself. Other pursuits Ochocinco was featured in a national pistachio commercial in winter and spring He is the main adversary in the game, and narrates the tutorials with Clinton Portis and Byron Leftwich.
Ochocinco appeared naked, outside of a strategically placed football, in PETA's "Ink Not Mink" ad campaign, which encourages people to choose tattoos over wearing animal fur. Personal life Edit Johnson has six children. In May , Johnson was sued for allegedly not giving away a Lexus that was supposed to be raffled off. The suit added two plaintiffs who claimed that they had won trips from Johnson one to Europe, the other to Hawaii , that Johnson never awarded.
Johnson has interests in sports outside of football. He is a Real Madrid supporter, and a fan of the Mexican club C. Johnson constantly shows his support for both teams on his official Twitter account. In March , Johnson garnered attention as he was involved in a tweeting exchange with the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL regarding the acquisition of Chad Johnson, the goaltender of the same name.
Name changes Edit On October 25, , in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Johnson, whose jersey number was "85", announced that he would prefer to be called "Ocho Cinco," which is "eight five" in Spanish "Eighty-five" would be "ochenta y cinco".
During warm-ups for the October 29, game against the Atlanta Falcons, the back of his jersey read "Ocho Cinco" instead of "C. Quarterback Carson Palmer ripped the label off the jersey to reveal the usual "C. Johnson legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ochocinco on August 29, The Cincinnati Bengals decided to allow him to have it on the back of his jersey, though Ochocinco continued to wear his old "C. Johnson" jersey during the football season, because of contractual obligations with Reebok.
He played with "Ochocinco" on the back of his jersey from the season to the season. He wanted it to read "Ocho Cinco" but the NFL will only allow his legal name as spelled on his name change paperwork.
However, he did not go through with the name change. On July 23, , after Ochocinco's move to the Miami Dolphins, he legally changed his name back to Chad Johnson at a Broward County courthouse because he "wanted to reconnect with his former self".
Marriage, arrest, divorce, and incarceration Edit On November 16, , Ochocinco proposed to Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada, whom he had been dating since earlier in the year. Johnson and Lozada married on July 4, The day before the wedding, a fan reached out to Johnson on Twitter for prayers after losing her husband the previous month.
Johnson, in return, invited her on an all-expenses-paid trip to the wedding. On August 11, , Johnson was arrested on a charge of domestic battery according to the Davie, Florida police. Johnson allegedly headbutted Lozada following an argument. Later that day, he was released by the Miami Dolphins.
On September 21, , Johnson entered a plea of no contest to misdemeanor domestic battery, avoiding jail time in an agreement with prosecutors and Lozada. Johnson received a year of probation. On May 7, , a warrant was issued for Johnson's arrest for allegedly violating the terms of his probation. According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Johnson failed to meet with probation specialists on February 15 and March 15, and failed to show proof of enrollment and completion of a batterers intervention program.
On June 10, , Johnson was sentenced to thirty days in jail for violating his probation. Although a plea deal that called for no jail time was reached, Judge Kathleen McHugh rejected it after Johnson playfully slapped his male attorney on the buttocks in court.
The judge said that Johnson was not taking things seriously enough, even after he apologized. In addition to the jail sentence, his probation was extended for three months through December, and he was required to perform twenty-five hours of community service and to undergo two counseling sessions per week. On June 17, Johnson was released from jail after apologizing to the court. Dancing with the Stars