In his lifetime, Chad Johnson has been a six-time Pro Bowl NFL receiver, a man known as "Chad
Stand strong brother, I didn't pay mine until they foreclosed on my place, make them earn it. https://t.co/xKlav9n8fC— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 16, 2016
Johnson, who owned a mansion in Davie until last week, seems to have run into some financial trouble. According to court filings, Johnson's 6,000-square-foot home, at 2899 Juniper Lane, was foreclosed earlier this month and will be put up for public sale in April.
In the world of juiced-up supermen, tattooed outlaws, and attention-hungry prima donnas that
But Johnson, never content with quiet success, also legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ochocinco — in honor of his jersey number, 85 — in 2008, to the chagrin of fun-hating people everywhere. He also starred in a reality-TV dating series called Ochocinco: The Ultimate
Johnson bounced to the New England Patriots in 2011 and then signed with the hapless Miami Dolphins the following year. (He also changed his name back to "Johnson" in 2012, in an effort to "find himself" again.) But before his season with the Dolphins began, he was arrested for domestic battery, and the team cut him before he ever touched the field.
His legal woes have, apparently, continued. In February 2015, the Long Lake Ranches West Homeowner's Association placed a lien on his home, claiming he owed more than $3,500. After Johnson didn't pay up, the association sued him in May of that year. On March 1, a Broward County judge officially granted a final motion of foreclosure on Johnson's home. According to property records, the home is currently worth roughly $1.1 million.
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Perhaps Johnson's financial woes explain why he's been Feelin' the Bern lately:
@BernieSanders I love you man...— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 5, 2016
Here's the latest court filing:
This post has been updated.