Chad Ochocinco Changing His Last Name Yet Again

Glenn MooreContributor IDecember 6, 2009

Oh boy. If NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell thought Chad Ochocinco's name changing days were over, he has another thing coming.

Ochocinco announced on his live USTREAM broadcast Sunday morning that he will be legally changing his last name to "Hachi Go" next season.

"Hachi Go" is Japanese for 8 - 5.

While cooking breakfast, only six hours before his Cincinnati Bengals took on the Detroit Lions, he held up a custom made Cincinnati Bengals jersey with "Hachi Go" on the back.

"I'm not sure how Mr. Goodell is going to take it," Ochocinco said as he held up the jersey.

But why "Hachi Go"?

A Japanese film crew was in town a couple weeks ago to do a piece on the Bengals for a NFL show over there. They said all NFL fans in Japan know who Chad Ocho Cinco is and they seriously made a proposal to Chad to change his last name to "Hachi Go".

"Some fans of mine that are Japanese said I should change my last name to 'Hachi Go'."

He legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ochocinco on August 29, 2008. The Cincinnati Bengals decided to allow him to have it on the back of his jersey, though Ochocinco continued to wear his old "C. Johnson" jersey during the 2008 football season, due to contractual obligations with Reebok. He has played with "Ochocinco" on the back of his jersey since the 2009 preseason. He wanted it to read "Ocho Cinco" but the NFL will only allow his legal name as spelled on his name change paperwork.


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