Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals, will finally wear his new name for the 2009 season

At last, Chad Javon Ochocinco, formerly known as Chad Johnson, is finally allowed by the NFL to wear his jersey with his name “Ochocinco” behind it, for the 2009 season.

As we can recall, this Bengal’s wide receiver legally changed his last name from Johnson to “Ocho Cinco” (which means “8-5” in Spanish, although the proper way of saying 85-being his jersey number is “ochenta y cinco”) last August 29, 2008. But due to some paperwork technicality, it ended up to a single word “Ochocinco.”

After changing his surname, the Cincinnati Bengals decided to allow him to use his new name on his jersey, although the NFL disallowed it. Since Chad needs to pay first for the large amount of inventory that the Reebok already stocked-having his jersey for the coming season produced with his old name. However, Chad declined and it ended up that he still wore his jersey with the name “C. Johnson” on it for the rest of the 2008 season.

And now, for the coming 2009 season, the NFL finally agreed and permitted Chad to wear his new last name. Although Chad wanted it to be a two-word name “Ocho Cinco”, the league only allowed Ochocinco, since this is what is legally registered to be his surname.

In the end, whatever name this wide receiver might be wearing, it doesn’t change the Chad Johnson or Chad Ochocinco that we have always known. He will still be one of the Bengals’ greatest wide receivers in the history of NFL.

More than just Dhani of the Cincinnati Bengals

Dhani Makalani Jones pronounced as dah-HA-nee, is known to be the NFL linebacker for the the Cincinnati Bengals. But more than that, Dhani is also into basketball, wrestling, an avid bicyclist, actor, TV analyst, photographer, an accomplished bowtie company owner, musician, a traveler, and more! A traveler? Yes! In his recent series Dhani Tackles the Globe,” which airs every Monday at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel, Dhani travels around the globe, exploring every country, every city, and every locale, where he endeavors to communicate with the community, discovering their culture and history, and exploring what the community has to offer to the public (the bests places to eat, drink, shop, etc.) and shares it to the viewers.
Through the show, and through Dhani, the series aims to show the connection between sports and culture of each locality. Every filming of each episode seemed to be a new experience for the 31 year old bachelor. There had been Dhani learning the Thai culture and the martial art of Muay Thai in Thailand; playing the sport of Schwingen in Switzerland; experienced dragon boat racing in Singapore; learned the art of kickboxing in Cambodia; exploring what it takes to be an Australian Surf Life Saver; and many more. Surely, Dhani loves his job, where he can truly say he’s enjoying the best of both worlds- that is, sports, and traveling.
But the trick is how can he manage to divide his time for taping, for the game practice, and for other important endeavors this busy man is engaged with? Surprisingly, Dhani managed to split his hectic schedule to travel between San Diego, New York, Cincinnati, and even to Washington D.C., to visit his family as often as he can. In fact, there were times where he had missed the Bengals offseason workouts because of the film, but Dhani, on the other hand, haven’t shown any regrets telling he’s taking his chances and it was a risk that he has to take.
Definitely, there’s nothing to stop the 10 year veteran from moving and fulfilling his dreams. Jones told that he wants to expand his knowledge, explore the world, and share them all to the people as much as he can.