Ochocinco, whose name change won't become official until July 4, changed the name on his Twitter account to reflect the return to his former identity. He then took to the Twittersphere to contact NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and forewarn him about his actions to come in 2012.
"Dad… I love u but I will be a problem this year.. all fine money this year can be collected from @Miami Dolphins #management," Ochocinco said in the tweet.
The six-time Pro Bowl receiver had been fined a number of times over his 10 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, for a variety of reasons including excessive celebrations as well as, coincidentally, changing the name on the back of his jersey.
Ochocinco, 34, was released by the Patriots on June 7, after spending one season in New England. The Miami, Fla. native headed home after his release but wasn't unemployed long. Ocho signed a one-year contract to join the Miami Dolphins less than a week later on June 11, hoping to improve on the 15 catches and lone touchdown that he produced in 2011.
Over his 11 year NFL career, Ochocinco has caught 766 passes for 11,059 yards and 68 touchdowns.
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) June 25, 2012
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