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Chad Johnson no longer exists. From now on, when referring to the Bengals wide receiver who wears #85, he'll have to be called Chad Ocho Cinco, for that is now his legal name.

It's been rumored for a while now. Miami radio station 790 The Ticket reported that it became official last night, and Will Brinson of the FanHouse confirmed it with Broward Country officials this morning.

Presumably, it will read "Ocho Cinco" across the back of Chad's jersey now, and there will be nothing Roger Goodell can do about it.

I don't even know what to say at this point. My initial reaction still stands, but now that it's real, I feel more sadness than anything. In all my years of watching sports, I don't know that I've ever seen anyone who needs attention quite as badly as Chad (sigh) Ocho Cinco. Jose Canseco, maybe. Ocho Cinco isn't quite the pity case that Canseco is, but he's on his way.

If he's going to call that much attention to himself, he better have a huge season.

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