In 2006, Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson was fined for wearing "Ocho Cinco" on his jersey instead of his real last name "Johnson."
Well now that Johnson has legally changed his name, he'll wear the Spanish phrase for his uniform number 85 (yes, we know it's actually ochenta y cinco) without any problem from the league.
This morning, his name started showing up on sports web sites, including ESPN and Yahoo, as "Chad Ocho Cinco" and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told me today that the league won't stand in his way.
"We just approved this yesterday, when we were able to determine that he actually did legally change his name," Goodell told me on "Squawk Box." "I'm not sure the jersey is available yet, but it will soon be out there I'm sure."
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