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    Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    By Chick Ludwig | Tuesday, June 3, 2008, 04:54 PM
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    AFTER SAYING HE’S COMING BACK,

    CHAD STILL MAY OPT TO SIT OUT

    Chad Johnson believes flamboyance is not arrogance, and it should not be considered a distraction.

    He claims anybody who thinks his style is a negative “is just ignorant, man.”

    The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver made a stunning admission during an interview on “ESPN The Magazine on SIRIUS” — the weekly talk show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio — on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, when he claimed his passion for the game sometimes hurts him and his team.

    During the show, hosted by Gary Hoenig and Gary Belsky, Johnson spoke about serving as the guest editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine’s second annual “Revenge of the Jocks” issue — the issue date is June 16, 2008 — his passion for the game and the possibility of not playing this year.

    IN JOHNSON’S WORDS:

    “A lot of people would say, ‘You know, you attract attention, you’re putting pressure on yourself.’ But the game of football is something I’ve done since I was four years old. I’ve grown up watching the (University of Miami) Hurricanes.

    “I come from a very flamboyant city, if you want to call it, and a lot of people like to call it arrogant and call it a distraction and all this stuff, which is just ignorant, man.

    “I just love what I do. I have a passion for it and sometimes that passion hurts me and sometimes that passion hurts my team. And I’ve always been a winner and it’s been mistaken. Because of my style of play, it’s been taken out of context as me not wanting to win. And that’s where the controversy has come in during the off-season as ‘I’m tired of losing and we’re not doing the things we need to do to help us win.’

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    “So, I mean, other than that, man, I have no problem with Cincinnati. I love the city, man. The fans are great. And you know what’s funny? I know how the fans have felt for those 13, 14 years of losing and that’s how I’m feeling right now. That’s what people are failing to realize. The media is portraying a whole different thing. They’re talking about, ‘Oh, he wants more money.’ No, man. I am feeling just how they felt for those 11 years, that’s it, however long it was. And I feel it and I see where it’s going. It’s going back to that same old ‘Bungles,’ or whatever it used to be. But, man, it is what it is, you know? But other than that, I enjoyed working with ESPN on this thing.”

    QUESTION: “Well, we enjoyed working with you. Now, you mention in the (ESPN The Magazine) piece that you could come back to the Bengals as soon as June and there’s now, I think, a report circulating on the air that that, in fact, might be the case. Have you got any comment about that? Are you still leaving your options open?” (Johnson made the comments referred to above to ESPN The Magazine writer David Fleming on May 23).

    CHAD: “Yeah, man. You know what? My options are open, man. I have so much going on off the field right now. Man, it’s beautiful. It’s beautiful. It’s a beautiful thing. God has really blessed me to be able to do other things and interact in other things. Football doesn’t have to be my backbone. Football is my bread and butter, but with my success and with me being able to venture into other things, I mean, the possibility of really not playing this year is really open. It really is.”

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    Re: Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    Football doesn’t have to be my backbone.
    Funny, cause when he plays against the Steelers, his backbone seems to always be somewhere else.

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    Re: Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    I doubt Chat sits out. He has to much to lose by sitting out. This is all about money and I am glad the team is taking a stand against him.

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    Re: Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    Quote Originally Posted by BURGH86STEEL
    I doubt Chat sits out. He has to much to lose by sitting out. This is all about money and I am glad the team is taking a stand against him.
    I'm glad that they were dumb enough to turn down a #1 this year and a conditional #1 next year from the Redskins for him. Stupid Bengals.


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    Re: Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    Quote Originally Posted by proudpittsburgher
    Football doesn’t have to be my backbone.
    Funny, cause when he plays against the Steelers, his backbone seems to always be somewhere else.
    He had trouble with his teeth, too.
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    Re: Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    No way does Chad sit.
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    Re: Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    No way does Chad sit.

    I hope the putz does sit. His skills will erode and he'll just be another footnote in the NFL. I think his arrogance will be his undoing.

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    Re: Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    Quote Originally Posted by asiansteel
    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnMedGuy
    No way does Chad sit.

    I hope the putz does sit. His skills will erode and he'll just be another footnote in the NFL. I think his arrogance will be his undoing.
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    Re: Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by BURGH86STEEL
    I doubt Chat sits out. He has to much to lose by sitting out. This is all about money and I am glad the team is taking a stand against him.
    I'm glad that they were dumb enough to turn down a #1 this year and a conditional #1 next year from the Redskins for him. Stupid Bengals.


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    Re: Chad keeps options open, may still sit out

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by BURGH86STEEL
    I doubt Chat sits out. He has to much to lose by sitting out. This is all about money and I am glad the team is taking a stand against him.
    I'm glad that they were dumb enough to turn down a #1 this year and a conditional #1 next year from the Redskins for him. Stupid Bengals.
    What is it with the Redskins and their uncanny knack for overspending? Money, draft picks . . . and it never gets them very far from .500.

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