Former Miami Dolphin baller Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson appeared on ‘Inside the NFL’ on Showtime as a guest host, where he opened up about losing his reality star wife Evelyn Lozada and ruining his football career. More details below……………………
During his interview with James Brown, Chad laid out everything on the table and had this to say:
“I’m trying to find out how can I channel my anger when I’m in situations to where I would pop off.” Where he admits to taking anger management classes, and on the whole headbutting Ev and a possible reconciliation with her:
“I think what I need to do is work on Chad.” You know what’s funny? Is when you say that and I think about life in general and some of the things that you fought (pointing to Collinsworth) and some of the things you fought for (points to Brown). The struggle, all we’ve been through, we’ve all struggled, but we’ve all fought to get to a certain thing or something that we wanted.
Like what I went through and fought for when it came to football. And I think to myself, do I walk away that easy or do I fight for what I love? Like the game of football, I’m not giving up on that, but I lost it. So I lost my wife, do I fight for her? Yes.”
Chad also says he believes the Miami Dolphins cut him from the team solely based on the domestic incident and NOT because of his performance on the field.
“That was the reason … there’s no need to blow smoke up my a-s.”
I take full responsibility for everything always. Always will, always have. Where do I go from here? I think about it. I’ve got to work on Chad. Chad has to work on Chad. Chad has to go deep down inside and figure out where he went wrong. At what point did you lose focus on what’s most important? Like especially the game of football… At some point I had drifted off track away from that and being one of the best at what I do. Not only being the best at what I do, but I would tell you what I’m getting ready to do, and I would do it.
You never know what you have until its gone.’ And now I finally know what they mean.”
Check out the full interview below: