He Did What Now? "Ocho Cinco" Legally Changes Last Name to Ocho Cinco

Lee B.Correspondent ISeptember 2, 2008

Chad Javon Ocho Cinco has been done a disservice. Reporters are not taking Mr. Ocho Cinco's new name change seriously, and are still referring to him as "Chad Johnson." It seems as though they simply aren't paying attention to the fact that he really did legally change his name to Chad Ocho Cinco.

If Ocho Cinco did go so far as to change his name, the least reporters should do would be to refer to him by the name he has requested to be called. If the reporters call players such as the Cowboys' Adam Jones and Illinois' Isaiah Williams by the (not legally acknowledged) names they wish to be called, "Pacman" and "Juice," respectively, why can't they provide that same service for a man who has actually legally changed his name?

Ocho Cinco may often do things that seem childish, but he is still legally an adult, and therefore can change his name and request to be called whatever he wishes, with the exemption of a certain few choice words.

By not calling Chad Ocho Cinco by his proper name, reporters are showing a major amount of disrespect towards him, and he will certainly have every right to be upset if this disrespect continues.