The Chad Johnson saga continues to get stranger and stranger, and it seems like at this point Johnson is ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get out of Cincy and onto another club. ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that Johnson was just involved in a small altercation with a league employee. The report states that according to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, Johnson pushed league media relations employee Michael Lipman as Lipman was trying to make Johnson available to Marvez and another reporter at the Pro Bowl practice on Thursday.
If that was not bad enough, Johnson went on NFL Network on Thursday and said that this past season he was undermined by a Bengals source who was leaking negative things about him to the media. One would think that C.J. is talking about his coach – Marvin Lewis, who Johnson has not been a fan of for sometime. “I think whatever happens in-house gets out,” Johnson said on the Network. “(The Bengals) have been stirring it for 16 weeks. … I don’t know where all those voices are now. I seem to be the only one speaking out.”
For Johnson, this situation is going to come to a head real quick. The Bengals and Lewis have said that Johnson is not going anywhere for the 2008 season, but it looks like as of now, the wide out is not giving his team any choice but to start looking for teams to move him to.