Even though he hasn't played for an NFL team in a couple of years, Chad Johnson is still finding ways to entertain.
The man formerly known as Ochocinco shared a "Throwback Thursday" story this week—and it was pretty hilarious to think about.
Knowing the kind of guy Johnson is, though, it was probably all in good fun.
When the receiver was playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, he was the victim of a huge hit by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. Johnson apparently thought it was a little too vicious, which led to the wideout looking to confront the linebacker:
I remember waiting for Ray Lewis outside the locker room after a game for knocking my helmet off unnecessarily‼️— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 28, 2014
He also talked about a pregame confrontation:
2nd time we played the Ravens I caught Ray slipping in pre-game, I stepped to him, he started preaching, I was like the Lord can't help you!— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 28, 2014
So I square up ready to go from the shoulders and Ray is steadily reciting a scripture and I'm ready to rumble, I'm like let's run it WTF!!!— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 28, 2014
Long story short Marvin Lewis broke it up and saved Ray from getting beat up in pre-game.— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 28, 2014
Getting ready to put them paws on Ray‼️ pic.twitter.com/oS5cP0hA8N— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 28, 2014
Yeah he said "no weapon formed against me shall prosper" I was gonna prosper though RT @olemiss624: was he reciting a bible quote then?— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 28, 2014
Johnson checks in at 6'1", 188 pounds. Lewis is 6'1", 240 pounds. Even with those measurements, Johnson apparently wasn't afraid of the linebacker.
Again, this was probably all in good fun. Johnson and Lewis have made it no secret that they have a lot of respect for each other, as The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson tweeted:
Chad Ochocinco is just kidding about wanting to fight Ray Lewis for hitting him hard in a game. They're great friends, Lewis was his mentor— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) February 28, 2014
Ochocinco, NFL fans everywhere miss your knack for entertaining.