It appears that former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson has a unique way of staying close to the team he once played for. Johnson recently admitted that he lived at the Bengals facility for two full years after his NFL career ended.
Johnson, who was a six-time Pro Bowler during his 11-year career with the Bengals, revealed the news in an interview with the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen. Johnson said that he was living in the facility while he was trying to make a comeback to the NFL. He said he was using the facility’s gym, cafeteria, and even the pool.
The 41-year-old Johnson said he was living in the facility for two years, from 2014 to 2016. During that time, he was working out and trying to make a comeback to the NFL, but it never happened. Johnson said he was able to stay at the facility because of his relationship with the Bengals organization.
Johnson’s admission is surprising, but it’s not the first time he has revealed something about his post-NFL life. Johnson has been open about his struggles with depression after his career ended, and he has also talked about his financial issues.
It’s unclear if the Bengals were aware of Johnson’s living situation, but it’s clear that Johnson was able to stay close to the team he once played for. Johnson’s post-NFL life has been a roller coaster, but it’s nice to see that he was still able to stay connected to the Bengals organization.