VH1 has announced it is canning Chad Johnson’s reality show, Ev & Ocho, because of the domestic violence charge that Ocho has hanging over his head for allegedly head-butting Ev.
The network said 11 episodes had been taped, including the two-part season finale. The series was scheduled to debut on Sept. 3, two days before the NFL season opens.
“Ocho,” of course, would Johnson, the wide receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco. “Ev” would be Evelyn Lozada, Johnson’s newlywed bride.
The assault led to Johnson’s arrest and subsequent release from the Miami Dolphins.
Lozada, who had a three-inch gash on her forehead, according to Davie, Fla. police, told officers she wanted to press charges, and signed an affidavit stating such. That signature may have cinched the cancellation.
Lozada was a star of the VH1 series, Basketball Wives because she once was engaged to NBA player Antoine Walker. Ev & Ocho was to be a spinoff of that series. She and Johnson married on July 4.
The channel said the cancellation was because of “unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations.” VH1 “has no current plans of airing it,” the statement added.
After a disappointing season with the New England Patriots in which he caught 15 passes for 276 yards, Chad Johnson has finally revealed the reason for his struggles. The new Miami Dolphins wide receiver told the Miami Herald:
“My personality was controlled last year. You didn’t hear me at all last year. Zero. Zilch. When my mouth is running, it forces me to perform. It’s never been vindictive. I never got anybody in trouble. … When I can be me, I am loose. Everything just flows for me, whether it’s the style of play, the way I learn.”
“I’m going back to my normal ways. My normal ways, when I was at my best, when I got fined, look at the production those years. Usually things don’t go right when you try to change the way you do things. I’m back to normal.”
Johnson thinks the atmosphere in Miami is more conducive to his success:
“One of the things I like about being here, that’s so refreshing, and is such a weight off my back, is I can be me, whatever that entails. When I can be me, I am loose. Everything just flows for me. Whether it’s the style of play, the way I learn.”
The 34-year-old also isn’t worried about the Dolphins’ quarterback play, with the starter expected to be David Garrard, Matt Moore or first-round pick Ryan Tannehill:
“This season is going to be a monster year. I don’t care who’s playing quarterback. I’m going to have a great year. The first day I get to camp, everybody’s mouth can drop [the bleep] open. My game is at the point where it doesn’t matter who starts at quarterback. Oprah can play quarterback and we’ll be all right.”
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto and Pittsburgh-based PLB Sports have created a cereal that they of course are calling VottO’s. VottO’s are honey nut toasted oat cereal, packaged in a 14-ounce limited edition collector’s box with Votto on the cover. The cereal is on sale now exclusively at Cincinnati and Dayton-area Kroger stores.
Votto’s cereal is the latest athlete-endorsed product from PLB Sports. Last year, former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco launched Ochocinco’s. And earlier this spring it launched Justin Verlander’s Fastball Flakes in Detroit.
Detroit Tigers pitcher and American League Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander is getting ready throw the heater in your morning breakfast routine. Verlander has his own cereal called “Fastball Flakes” which is to benefit VA Hospitals in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
The cereal is being sold through PLB Sports, which is a Pittsburgh-based company that makes athlete-endorsed products like similar cereals featuring Jason Kendall, Marshall Faulk, Chad Ochocinco, David Eckstein, Doug Flutie, Wayne Chrebet, John Elway, Jerome Bettis, and more.
On Tuesday January 31, we posted a create-a-caption of the New England Patriots wide receiver Tiquan Underwood showing off his new haircut in which he had the Patriots logo carved into his dome. Now just hours Super Bowl XLVI the Patriots have cut Underwood which increases the likelihood Chad Ochocinco will be active against the New York Giants. Underwood had three catches in five games this season.
In another move Saturday, the Patriots signed defensive end Alex Silvestro from their practice squad.
Underwood has responded on Twitter, saying “This Is Nothing But MOTIVATION.. I Been Thru A LOT…But There Are Ppl In This World w/ More Serious Problems So I Cant Hang The Head….Thank You Lord #Blessed … Good Luck To The New Enland Organization, The Coaches, & All My Teammates… #PatsNation”
Danny Granger of the Indiana Pacers let David Stern know what he thought of the NBA blocking Chris Paul going to the Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter. Since New Orleans Hornets is a team that is owned by the league, the 29 owners of the team had the ability to veto the trade and did just that. Naturally, Paul is unhappy as evidence by his tweet that read “Wow” after it was announced that the deal is off. Granger took it personally as well.
“Due to the sabotaging of the LA/NO trade by David Stern,” Granger wrote on Twitter, “and following in the foosteps of my athlete brethern Metta World Peace and Chad Ochocinco, I’m changing my last name to ‘Stern’s Bi#&h’, effective immediately.”
There are appropriate ways to vent your frustration with a boss, this is not one of them.
Royce Reed, the mother of Orlando Magic Dwight Howard’s son, has announced on Twitter that she won’t be back for the fourth season of Rudy J’s favorite VH1 reality show the Basketball Wives. She says it’s because of “artistic differences,” and left a little wiggle room, tweeting, “Things may change but as of now, NO!”
The Orlando Sentinel cattily speculates that Reed may have tired of being a punching bag for Evelyn Lozada, Jennifer Williams and Shaunie O’Neal, who apparently diss her because she’s a former team dancer in Orlando and Miami. Her bio says her goal last season was “to try to debunk the negative stereotype that the wives have against team dancers.”
Meantime, Chad Ochocinco’s fiance, Evelyn Lozada, is iffy about being back. While Meeka Claxton, wife to Speedy Claxton, wasn’t asked back.
Despite having a total of three receptions for 59 yards over the first two weeks of the NFL season for New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, he still has the backing of his quarterback.
During an interview on The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show on WEEI, Tom Brady defended Ochocinco against some of his ex-teammates who criticized the star receiver after New England’s record-breaking performance against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1.
Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi blasted Ochocinco last Tuesday after he tweeted about how amazed he was watching his new team dominate Miami. Bruschi claimed that Ochocinco’s lack of impact in that dominant offensive performance indicated that he obviously doesn’t understand the Patriots system.
Bruschi angrily insisted that Ochocinco stop tweeting and start studying. Rodney Harrison, another ex-Patriot, chimed in the next day and let anyone who cared know that he agreed with Bruschi.
Brady defended his new teammate and said “none of those guys have any clue what they’re talking about. They’re outside the locker room. They don’t know what we’re trying to accomplish, with all due respect to Tedy. But everybody can think what they want.”
Throughout New England Patriots Tom Brady’s magnificent performance on Monday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins new wide receiver Chad Ochocinco seemed to get lost in the shuffle. The former go-to guy of the Cincinnati Bengals on had just one reception for 14 yards and was targeted only twice after that. Nonetheless, Ochocinco remained steadfastly positive after game, even tweeting on Tuesday about how amazed he was watching his new team perform like that.
That tweet however didn’t sit well with former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi, who lashed out at Ochocinco for seemingly not understanding New England’s system in an interview on WEEI Radio.
“Drop the awe factor, OK, Ocho, Chad, drop the awe factor. You’re not a fan, all right? You’re not someone who’s on another team or watching TV. You’re not an analyst. You’re a part of it. They want you to be a part of it,” Bruschi said, via CSNNE.com. “So get with the program because obviously you’re not getting it and you’re tweeting because you’re saying, ‘It’s amazing to see’? It’s amazing to see because you don’t understand it! You still don’t understand it and it’s amazing to you because you can’t get it.”
“Stop tweeting and get in your playbook Wake up! If you’re just waking up now – I don’t know when this was, six minutes ago? – get out your bed and get to the stadium and watch some film if you still think it’s amazing. If you’re in it and you know what you’re doing and you execute out there you don’t think it’s amazing.”
And he took one final shot at Ochocinco:
“You are still in awe to be a member of the New England Patriots offense. Join the system, buddy. “
New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has taken the “playa” level up another notch when he recently showed off pictures of his amazing fish tanks he had installed in his bedroom and living room at his Florida mansion. His fiancee Evelyn Lozada says she can’t stop staring at the fish every time she goes to bed.
The unique aquarium was created by Wayde King and Brett Raymer, the stars of the new hit reality show Tanked on Animal Planet, which airs at 8pm CST on Fridays. The brothers-in-law create fish tanks in all shapes and sizes for everything from casinos to fast food restaurants and are the largest aquarium manufacturer in the United States.
Calvin Casey is not impressed. He’s seen better.
The New England Patriots have been practicing hard during this training camp, one that has a lot of new faces like wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. What better way to give the guys time off and bring them together than movie night? Last night coach Bill Belichick that was an excellent idea and the movie to accomplish his vision was Oscar nominated The Fighter.
Belichick had one more surprise for his team as he had invited former welterweight champion and Lowell native Micky Ward to watch his biopic.
“We’ve been in camp for a long time,” Belichick said. “We’ve been watching a lot of film at night, practice film, opponent film, everything, so we decided to go to the movies popcorn, candy out there, let them relax a little bit. Sometimes when teams work hard they deserve a break from the normal routine.”
The players took to to meeting Ward as if they had just meet a rock star and began posing the boxer for they Twitter and Facebook accounts.
“It was an honor meeting one of the greatest fighters ever,” Deion Branch wrote. “Coach gave us a treat today,” special teamer Tracy White added.
“It was great to meet the actual man behind the movie. It was definitely a great story, to see him and talk about his experiences, that’s something you don’t usually get to do,” defensive end Andre Carter said. “So for him to come in and talk about the movie and himself in general, it was a great opportunity.”
After the movie ended, Ward gave a speech to the players which coincided with the underling theme of the film to never give up and dig deep.
“It was good,” guard Logan Mankins said. “He talked about how you always have to keep fighting, keep going; when you’re down and don’t think you can do it, you can still get through it.”
After Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mason Foster delivered a huge hit on New England Patriots Chad Ochocinco in last Thursday’s preseason game, the star wide receiver tweeted that he would reimburse Foster if he gets fined. The NFL, however, said that Ochocinco can’t reimburse Foster and fined the Buccaneers linebacker $20,000. Ochocinco doesn’t appear to care.
Taking to Twitter last night, Ochocinco told Roger Goodell, referring to him as “Dad,” that he still plans on reimbursing Foster.
“Dad no disrespect but I don’t agree with @mason_foster fine n I’ll be reimbursing him personally.Please feel free to contact me”
New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco told reporters that he plans to move in with a Patriots fan as he becomes accustomed to his new surroundings in Boston.
“I’m going to do something different, I’m actually going to stay with a fan for the first two, three weeks of the season,” Ochocinco said Tuesday after practice. “That should be fun, until I get myself acclimated and learn my way around.”
When asked if he was being serious, Ochocinco replied: “Have I ever lied to you before?”
The wide receiver maintains he has just two qualifications and that is the fan must have Internet access and an Xbox.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer has already expressed his desire to either be traded when teams are allowed to do so or he will retire. His teammates like running back Cedric Benson have also spoke out on his demands saying team owner Paul Brown should let him walk. Now Bengals defensive tackle Tank Johnson has lent his feelings towards the situation when he was doing an an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio.
“In terms of what (Benson) said about Carson, I mean, he’s absolutely right. There’s no way that you can bring that kind of energy into the locker room. I mean, if a guy doesn’t want to be there, let him go.”
Johnson wasn’t done talking about trying to avoid team distractions beyond the Palmer situation either. He said the team had them going as training camp when he said wide receivers Chad Ochocino and Terrell Owens had a negative impact on chemistry.
“When we got Chad and T.O. coming off their TV circuit right into our training camp, I mean, that just put a big cloud over a bunch of humble guys,” Johnson said. “And I’m not saying anything to take away from Chad and T.O.’s offseason adventures, because, hey, if they want you on TV, be on TV. But it just really clouded a bunch of humble guys.”
This past week we posted the report that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was thinking of giving snake wrangling a try after his owner Paul Brown gave it a sarcastic suggestion. Well Ochocinco is siting around waiting to come up with the next idea to pimp during the NFL lockout, he’s acting on it and taking orders. The star receiver posted these pictures of him on his Facebook page of him at David’s Cafe in Miami waiting tables.
Question is, do you still leave a 15% tip for someone you know will be back to making $6 million once the dust settles?
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has already taken on two other professional sports of soccer and bull riding while waiting for the NFL lockout to end. Now, it appears he may have found a new challenge to pass the time thanks to a sarcastic idea from his boss and current Bengals owner Mike Brown.
Brown recently discussed Ochocinco’s offseason sports saying the only sport his veteran wideout should be focusing on during the lockout is football and even admitted that some of his stunts are fun to watch though. Brown then joked about the possibility of Ochocinco’s next stunt being snake wrangling since he was crazy enough to give bull riding a chance.
Which gave Ochocinco the brilliant idea that he should take the owner up on the sarcastic challenge and told all of Twitter the idea.
“I’ve partnered with Snake Jungle to go out and become the first black #SnakeWranglerthanks to my owner Mike Brown for the great idea…..”Does anyone know these snakes I’m gonna catch,Taipan,Blue Krait,Eastern Brown Snake,Rattle Snake and the Death Adder #EPIC.”
For the inexperienced bull rider the ride atop a bull is definitely all about a macho thing and the adrenaline rush you get from attempting an extreme sport or at least that was the case when I did so back in high school.
See I can relate to why Cincinnati Bengals Chad Ochocinco would want to do it, since a group of us guys wanted to test each others manhood one last time just before graduation. We all headed over to Vic’s Arena out in Marion, Texas to see if our word held any meaning and that’s where I found my manhood could only last 2.9 seconds atop a 2,000 pound bull however the rush I got that night carried on through the day I walked the stage.
Last night Ochocinco did the same when he backed up a promise he made on Twitter to get on the Professional Bull Riders circuit and ride a bull. His ride only lasted 1.5 seconds atop Deja Blu but earned $10,000 for his getting out the chute. His time however did fall 6.5 seconds short of the time needed for him to rename the bull after Bengals coach Marvin Lewis.
Ochocinco later tweeted that if sponsors are taken into account his ride wasn’t for $10,000 but actually $210,000.
The NFL lockout has given many of the players free time to explore other interests. Baltimore Ravens Tom Zibikowski tries his hand at boxing, Cincinnati Bengals Chad Ochocinco gives a ride on a bull and Ravens Willis McGahee works on his dance moves in his own “Double Dream Feet” video.
Former NFL star wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Cris Carter ripped Cincinnati Bengals star Chad Ochocinco after he tweeted that head coach Marvin Lewis was mean to him and hurt his feelings. Carter said he is sick of Ochocinco.
“I’m sick of hearing from him, I’m sick of hearing what he’s going to do. Chad, he’s definitely going to end up on someone else’s team if I’m calling the shots.”
Carter went on to say that Cincinnati needs to let go of Ochocinco because he is a problem on the team. The Bengals drafted university of Georgia Bulldogs star wide receiver A.J. Green with the fourth overall pick in this years draft yesterday.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco went on a Twitter talking about his rocky relationship with head coach Marvin Lewis and he said that he does not expect to be a Bengal this season.
“I love Cincy, but coach Lewis is mean to me now so I think I am gone,” he said. “He has gone over board to publicly chastize the one guy who loves him i’m so hurt.”
Ochocino went on to say that Lewis hurt his feelings as the feud between Lewis and Ochocinco started in December when the coach called his receiver “mopey” over his reduced role in the offense. Ochocinco fired back on Twitter and they continued to battle late in January when he challenged Lewis to a cage match.
On Thursday in the first round of the NFL Draft the Bengals selected University of Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green.
Soccer fever seems to be overtaking our pop culture icons as pop sensation Justin Bieber recently had the chance to hit the field with a few of the FC Barcelona players. Chad Ochocinco is not impressed.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has had his soccer career extended to include a practice game with the Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City. They have asked the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to play in their reserve team’s game on Monday against a local squad.
Ochocinco, who says he actually preferred soccer until he was persuaded to focus entirely on football after the 10th grade, began a four-day trial with the MLS team on Wednesday in part as a way to stay fit and keep busy during the NFL lockout. He will play the right forward position against the Kansas City Brass, a minor league team.
“This is not unusual,” team spokesman Dave Borchardt said. “They like for trialists to have a chance to play in at least one game, a chance to be evaluated even further. It’s the same opportunity that is given most trialists.”
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is set for a four-day tryout with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer starting Tuesday. The club said Wednesday that after the tryout, it would determine whether to extend the trial period.
“We’re always searching for players who can help our team and bringing in new talent,” Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes said. “We know that Chad is an exceptional athlete and that he loves the sport of soccer, and he did play a lot when he was younger. We’re excited to see how his skills will translate once he arrives next week and begins training with our team.”
Ochocinco started playing soccer at age 4 but chose to focus on football in high school and uses a soccer ball to warm up for NFL practices and games.
“Due to the NFL lockout, I’m excited to be able to follow my childhood dream of playing for a Major League Soccer team,” Ochocinco said.
An Ohio judge says Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco dropped the ball when it came to paying clothes bills. Hamilton County Municipal Judge Bernie Bouchard ordered Ochocinco to pay Exclusive Wear $11,717 for clothing the Cincinnati store says he never paid for. The store, which is owned by AMM One Inc., says that on shopping trips in late 2008 and early 2009, the player took items including a $575 Al Wissam Bomber coat, $400 Mauri alligator shoes and $350 Laguna beach jeans but never paid for them.
The store reminded Ochocinco repeatedly that he needed to pay up before filing legal action in December. Bouchard ordered the default judgment Wednesday after Ochocinco didn’t appear in court.