July 27 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson (right) and quarterback Matt Moore (left) during practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Chad Johnson gets work permit; can join CFL's Montreal Alouettes

After spending a year out of the National Football League, it appeared that wide receiver Chad Johnson was about to get another shot at playing professional football thanks to the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

However, those hopes hit a snap after initially agreeing to terms because Johnson was struggling to get a work permit.

The big hang up with Johnson’s work permit came because of a no contest plea that he entered in 2012 after being arrested for assaulting his wife.

There was no word on whether or not the issues would be resolved, but it appears that they have been.

According to Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp, the man formerly known as Ochocinco is “at camp as we speak.”

The news came via Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports.

Johnson, who is 36 years old, is well past his prime, but he could still prove to have a minor impact in the CFL.

At the very least, it will be fun to watch Johnson try to make a his presence felt once again.

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