Before that, he was filmed running naked in what may be a viral Reebok ad. SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 11, 2010 -- Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco (formerly Chad Johnson) is using his off-season to pursue happiness off the field in his new VH1 reality show "The Tournament" (working title).
The series is a mix of Ocho Cinco's on-field charisma blended with the drama of the dating pool played out in a bracket-style dating tournament.
Once the competition begins, Ocho Cinco will follow a tournament bracket where each of the ladies will have an opportunity to spend quality time with him while also facing off against one another in double-dates.
The winner of each dating face-off will receive a game ball from Ocho Cinco and move on to the next round of the tournament, while the loser goes home.
The Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League chose Johnson in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft with the 36th overall pick.
On July 28, 2011, the New England Patriots acquired Johnson in a trade with Cincinnati after he restructured a three-year contract for .35 million.
In 1997 he transferred to Santa Monica College, a community college in Santa Monica, California. Houshmandzadeh, he led his team to an 11–1 season and a victory over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl that year.
In 2000, he transferred to Oregon State University, after being aggressively recruited by coach Dennis Erickson to play for the Oregon State Beavers football team. He also broke a school record for the longest touchdown reception with a 97-yard reception in a game against Stanford University.
"The Tournament" will start with Ocho Cinco finding his "first 85" by traveling all over the country meeting women that may be interested in dating him.
Hopefully, she turns out to be his greatest catch this season!
"Chad Ocho Cinco is one of the most electrifying individuals in sports today.
Tentatively titled "The Tournament," the series will feature "drama of the dating pool played out in a bracket-style dating tournament," according to a press release.
Ochocinco will search for companions nationwide before selecting 16 finalists from four regions.