Chad Johnson Offers to Buy Playoff Tickets to get Sellout


July 27 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson (85) during practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Could Chad Johnson be coming to save the day again for the Cincinnati Bengals to prevent their game from being blacked out? Back when he still played for the Bengals and was known as Chad Ochocinco, he tweeted this before a 2010 game against the New Orleans Saints that was set to be blacked-out:

"“Dear Cincinnati,” Chad writes, “I’m purchasing the remaining tickets for Sundays game, blackout my ass, now anybody know how many I need [to] buy n how much?” “We might be 2-9 but if i gotta play u gotta watch!!”"

He actually did it in 2009 for a game against the Houston Texans that he helped prevent from getting blacked out. Well, he’s claiming he’ll do the same for this weekend’s playoff game against the San Diego Chargers:

That will be tough and expensive to do according to Joe Reedy:

The Bengals still have almost 10,000 tickets still available for the game, so they could use Chad’s help if he’s being genuine.

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