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This is a compilation of quotes and events that have occurred in the past few years that really...welll...they just speak for themselves.  Let's get right to it.


PART 1: Chad Johnson, in his own words


January 11, 2008

"I was labeled selfish and a cancer, and it hurt...Fingers were pointed at me this year. If the team and the organization wants to further itself, I think you need to get rid of the problem...It hurt me. To do me that way and not to have my back. Things were said, and nobody came to my defense."

January 13, 2008

"I'm the scapegoat."

January 31, 2008

"85 plus 89 (Steve Smith) equals a Super Bowl, period."

January 31, 2008

"I'm going to be playing for your team next year." (To a Boston Globe reporter)

February 4, 2008

Yes, I will come to the Raiders.  Yo, Al (Davis), come get me."

February 8, 2008

"I've gotten out of line every now and then.  What great one doesn't? Find me a great one that doesn't do the same things I've done and I'll stop playing. Period."

February 13, 2008

"Have I ever caused controversy? Think about it. Never got in trouble on the field or off the field."

February 13, 2008

Johnson is asked if he'd ever demand a trade out of Cincinnati:

"I'd never do that, man. I just play. I'm under contract with the B,"

February 14, 2008

"Call me, Dan," (referring to Dan Snyder)

March 18, 2008

"Of course, there were no punches thrown. Anything of that nature, I would've been released. I would've been cut right away. I was unhappy about the first half, the way we were playing. We were winning at the time, so I was out of place with my frustration. Really about not being able to help with what we were doing offensively, and that was it. Coach Lewis had to restrain me, Coach Jackson had to restrain me, and that was it."

March 18, 2008

"I don't want no money"

March 18, 2008

"it's always about money...Chad continues to play at a very high level, so he can get that money."

March 18, 2008

"I don't want any money from where I am. That's not what I asked for."

March 18, 2008

"I will not be there.  There are a lot of issues that need to be dealt with. Nothing has changed."

April 2, 2008

"Getting myself out of a losing situation, if that's what I have to do, then I have to do it."

April 2, 2008

"My plans are to show up and embarrass everybody that tries to cover me,"

April 2, 2008

"The player is not gonna change. Chad has to do what's right for Chad"

April 16, 2008:

Carson Palmer recently spoke to Chad Johnson on the phone, and Johnson told Palmer that he'll "be (at the Bengals' facility) when he has to."

April 16, 2008:

"I want to make this very clear, I don't know where he got that. I made no assertion to Carson that I would do that. Nothing has changed from what I've been saying for three months that I don't want to play for the Bengals."

April 16, 2008

"I want to be traded before the draft, and if that doesn't happen, I want to be traded as soon as possible.  I don't intend on reporting to anything."

April 25, 2008

"I will not be there.  I don't blame Marvin Lewis. I love him. You have never heard me say one bad thing about my coaches or teammates. I know it's not up to Coach Lewis. If it was up to Coach Lewis, then he would do it."

June 3, 2008

"People need to take me as I am because I just don't give a f--- anymore.  That's how I'd sum up my attitude for the next season."

June 3, 2008

"Football doesn't have to be my backbone. Football is my bread and butter, but with my success and with me being able to venture into other things, I mean, the possibility of really not playing this year is really open. It really is."

June 12, 2008

"Am I coming back? Of course I am".

June 13, 2008

"I'm happy. I don't have nothing to be mad about."

June 19, 2008

"Come on, did you really think I wouldn't come?"

July 22, 2008

"I am going to mature in some way, I just don't know how it will be."

August 14, 2008

"I don't know anything about a name change.  My name is Chad Johnson."


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