Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson decides to lead by example for the nation.
One former NFL player decides to take action and provide a stimulus for the United States of America. Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, former six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and three-time First-Team All-Pro selection, called out President Donald Trump in a recent tweet.
”I’m giving out stimulus checks July 1 if you have cash app since Trump want to keep playing games,” Johnson tweeted Tuesday.
Johnson also tweeted out a graphic that included his $245,000 cash balance in the app. The graphic implies Johnson will generously be giving out nearly a quarter of a million dollars.
Known for his flamboyant touchdown dances during his NFL playing days with the Cincinnati Bengals, Johnson would infamously brace himself to pay hefty fines as the league would fine him for his celebration antics. Johnson took pleasure in putting on a show for the fans in attendance who paid to see him play rather than playing in the NFL solely for money.
Johnson rose to fame during his NFL career as a television icon as well. He starred in his own dating reality show in VH1’s Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch and was a participant in season 10 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
After retiring, he has been known to be conservative with spending on material items for himself by keeping things simple with a house and his smart car.
Johnson has an NFL career net worth of about $47.7 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Through it all, Johnson has not forgotten about his humble beginnings growing up in the Liberty City area of Miami, Florida. Whether he’s showing up to a fan’s house to play EA Sports‘ soccer video game FIFA or leaving a $1,000 tip to a waitress for a tab that cost less than $38 dollars, he has remained down-to-earth.
Johnson stepping up to give money for those impacted during the Coronavirus pandemic is another way he continues to give back.