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Chad Johnson

Greg Cote: Adventure fanatic Chad Johnson having too much fun to miss football

The last time most of America saw Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson was a low point in his life and also the unfortunate end of his NFL career. It was August 2012. He had been summoned to the office of Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin to be fired. He was by then an aging receiver. Worse, he had just been arrested in a domestic incident.

The "private" meeting with Philbin aired coast to coast on HBO's Hard Knocks.

"I messed up," Johnson says now. "Nothing I can do about that except apologize. Apologize and move on."

Three years later another football season is moving on without Johnson, now 37, but he's moving on, too, and...