And he’s been great for three seasons
Twenty five seconds. Include his numbers and he has the game to back it up. Continue to be you. Of course they’re gunna talk bad about you and label you as a thug. They don’t care about you going to Stanford, they don’t care about you having a 3.9 GPA. They’re judging you on your outer appearance and they will always judge you that way regardless of what you do.
You’re going to have people that don’t like you no matter how good you are. It doesn’t matter, just be you. That’s why I love what he did. They might have caught him at the wrong moment, you know. But he didn’t need to apologize for saying how he really felt. That’s what’s wrong with our society, you’re not supposed to go outside of the box. You’re supposed to conform to what they think you should be like. Period.
Do you feel like any of being “Ocho Cinco” got in the way of you reaching your highest potential on the field? I mean, for a time, you were right there to lets say a Randy Moss. If there’s a first tier of great wide receivers all time, you’re in the second tier.
Nah, I’m not in that [first] tier.
Do you feel like anything that you did off the field prevented you from reaching that level?
Nah, it had nothing to do with it. That stuff I did on TV, reality TV, that stuff was setting me up for the future. That had nothing to do with anything I had to do on the field. But what I do think happened is that I lost my edge. I lost my edge to what made me Chad Johnson.