On the season finale of HBO’s Hard Knocks, Chad Johnson returned one final time for the cameras to plead his case at a NFL return. Johnson worked out in front of the cameras with a trainer. Johnson completed the vigorous workout and said that he is committed to returning to the league and believes he still has what it takes to help a NFL team.
Johnson was released by the Dolphins after being arrested for domestic violence.
“I know what somebody will get if they give me that chance again,” Johnson said.
Johnson stepped up and took full responsibility for his actions that may have ended his NFL career.
“I f–ked everything up,” Johnson said. “I’m sure some opinions, some views of me, might have changed because of events that have happened. But all I can do is say sorry. I’m human. I’ve just got to come back and live strong. . . . Somewhere along the way I lost focus. I lost something I love — I lost two things I love — because of my immature actions. I’m going to get both of those things back, one step at a time.”
In typical Chad Johnson fashion, he apparently continues to joke with Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. Sherman said during a coaches meeting that he got a text message from Johnson that read, “I’m open.”
Johnson believes that he still has five years left to play in the league. Unfortunately for Johnson, he is 34-years-old and screwed up what may have been his final chance.