: CINCINNATI (AP) - Chad Johnson's trash talk won't work on his next opponent.
As part of a charity promotion, the Cincinnati Bengals receiver has agreed to race a horse at a track next weekend. He's not running against Mr. Ed, so his gift for in-your-face gab won't help.
'I'm looking forward to it,' Johnson said Friday, after the first day of minicamp. 'It's going to be fun. Some of the things I'm going to be doing this year are crazy, and racing a horse is one of them.'
A 4-year-old colt named Restore the Road will race Johnson on the turf at Cincinnati's River Downs on June 9. The horse will run 1/8th of a mile, while Johnson covers half that distance.
Sounds like a fair match to Johnson.
'I'm ready,' he said. 'He has two extra legs, so I will get a two-extra-leg lead. It's all for fun. The important thing is raising money to help those in need.'
The money will go to coach Marvin Lewis' foundation and Feed The Children, which helps the needy in Africa.
It's not the first time that a Bengals receiver has raced a horse. Cris Collinsworth previously challenged a horse - and lost - at River Downs.
Quarterback Carson Palmer expects a similar outcome.
'I don't think he really understands how fast horses are,' Palmer said Friday. 'I've been to the Kentucky Derby and been to different tracks and seen horses run. I don't think he knows what he's getting himself into.
'Just because he's my teammate, I've got to back him up. But I'll be secretly putting money on that horse.'
Receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh had advice for Johnson: Don't look back.
'It's not a Kentucky Derby horse, so he's probably going to win, I think,' Houshmandzadeh said. 'If he turns around and sees the horse getting close, he'll get discouraged and probably slow down.'
WHO DEY WHO DEY WHO DEY THINK GONE BEAT THEM BENGALS IN THE JUNGLE WHERE THEY PLAY AFRAID OF NOOOOOBODY!!!! - I WILL BE AT THE TRACK TO WATCH CHAD HANDLE HIS BIS. SO GLAD THAT HORRID MOHAWK IS GONE THAT WAS SOME BULL!!!
funnily enuff, unlike a lot of things on this site, this actually is important because it shows a young black man who's doin well for himself and yet is willing to do something plain silly all in the name of fun and in order to benefit others. charity dnt always have to b boring!
He's also one of the top 10 wide receivers in the NFL and one of the most popular players in the league. He is one of the few players who can talk trash to an opponent and not pis.s them off, but actually make them laugh.
@Inormallydontdothis... that is what yo mama should of said to yo daddy the night you were conceived...so fall back lil girl' cuz I am tired of roasting yo azz everytime you continue to step in my kitchen... my WTF? was retorical... it did not need an answer...I don't watch football so who gives a fu*k who this dude is... he still looks like a damn FRUITY PEBBLE... no need to justify to some lil girl where my man is... you clearly don't have one cause you are always hangin' off of the nuts of some dude you will never meet nor will you ever get... so sit on it and rotate lil girl...
@Splitpersonality... sweetie I really don't care who this dude is... i have never had an issue with you so let's not start... GOOD DAY!!!
P.S. Clearly no one else cares who he is... we are damn near into another day and this post has been up all day... and aside from my last two post he only broke 13 comments... yeah I can see he has made a difference...lol... ya'll teenie boppers and hoodrats... get your own money and stop hangin' on the nut sacks of those who worked for theirs!!! And (inormallydontdothis) I am mainly talking about yo azz... aspire to be something better... now I've given you your lesson for today...GOOD DAY!!!
LET'S NOT FORGET THE FACT THAT HE PLAYS FOR THE CINCINNATI BENGALS AND THEY'RE ACTUALLY DOING PRETTY GOOD THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS EXCEPT FOR THE IDIOTS WHO REFUSE TO HIRE A DRIVER AND DRINK AND DRIVE OR LIKES LITTLE GIRLS AND SHYT. I'M JUST GLAD TO SEE CHAD DO SOMETHING POSITIVE FROM MY CITY OF HORROR INSTEAD OF WHICH PLAYERS GOT ARRESTED AND HOW MANY PEOPLE GOT KILLED IN THIS ONE DAY..............DO YA THANG CHAD, CINCINNATI LOVES YAH!!!!
I saw last year when that world class sprinter raced a baby zebra and the zebra won. So I know chad isnt gonna beat a horse kentucky derby or not. But the real winners will be those kids so good for him.
I keep putting you out there because you keep displaying stupidity!
So sad! :( I’m hoping 32 is not your age; therefore, I am just going to charge your ignorant and juvenile comment to you not being intelligent enough to either: a) ignore a false statement or b) respond to it in an clever way. I will entertain you because obviously, I have nothing better to do. First off, I have a "husband" (something you will probably never get). If you refer to the Pharrell Photo Shoot link, you will see that I gave him a shout out because they look alike (yes, they are cousins). Also, my husband loves spending time with me and teaching me “men” things such as football that I might not know or understand. Secondly, my mother and father are not together so I don't think she cares what or who he is doing.
Boo Boo, all that irrelevant and barbaric talk is just making you look stupid and justifies why you don't have a man. And no you don’t have to answer if you have a man or not because your ally ways speaks for you. The way you talk is probably a reflection of how you look "stupid and trashy". My task for you: Trying to be “Classy” and not “Trashy”. Practice in the mirror, you might get it one day.
I just saw this today... 6/4... Split...sweetie I wasn't upset with you... thanks for the info...its all good homie!!
Miamiblack... All I can do is laugh at yo azz... cause you just throwed in the game...hold it down brother!!!