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Chad Ochocinco Gets Another Reality Show: Why He Has Officially Jumped the Shark

Zack PumerantzAnalyst IIIMarch 14, 2012

After catching an unspectacular yet comical one pass for 21 yards in Super Bowl XLVI, it was clear Chad Ochocinco was quietly spiraling toward mediocrity and the end of a flashy yet controversial NFL career—as if we didn't already feel he was losing his grip on reality. 

Or perhaps the once-comical and often too-chatty receiver has now officially found his grip on reality, as he has just been signed by VH1, alongside fiancee Evelyn Lozada, to showcase his upcoming nuptials.

The eight-part series, set to premiere in September of this year, is an expected yet ridiculous finish to quite the eccentric career.

We already knew about Lozada and her tumultuous run on Basketball Wives as the ex-wife of former baller Antoine Walker, but now we're realizing that her athletic beau may be just as crazy.

Now that he's seemingly lost his ability to catch a football and run precise routes, Ochocinco seems hopeful he can at least become a legend in another business.

While few athletes have revolutionized the art of social media like the man once known simply as "Chad," he now seems to be taking a swan dive toward embarrassment. And we almost feel bad—almost.

If there's one thing we've learned, it's that Ochocinco has only tarnished his reputation as a celebrity.

Once revered for hilarious statements like "Child Please" and appearances on WWE Monday Night Raw and Dancing with the Stars, Ochocinco has yet to find himself satisfied with the spotlight.

It's now clear he'll never be finished hogging the camera.

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