In Q&A, Chad Johnson talks smoking weed, Gene Simmons and ‘going into porn’

(photo courtesy of Ben Volin, The Palm Beach Post)

New Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson is already making his presence know in training camp, but not surprisingly, it’s more for what’s coming out of his mouth than what’s going on during practice.

During Johnson’s first news conference of training camp on Wednesday, the enigmatic personality sported fingernails painted black, dropped plenty of f-bombs and brought up risque topics normally not covered during Q&A sessions with the football media, such as smoking weed while name-dropping aging rockers and contemplating working in the porn industry if this professional football player thing ceases to put money in his pocket.

Some highlights, as transcribed by The Palm Beach Post‘s The Daily Dolphin:

How’s camp going?

“F***ing awesome.”

What do you make of Hard Knocks?

“I’m really not paying the cameras any attention. I’m just going. I don’t care to indulge with them, I don’t pay attention, but whatever they catch, they catch.”

What’s with the black fingernail polish?

“I was hanging with Gene Simmons during the offseason a little bit, working on some music that him and I were doing. I’m somewhat of a rocker, hippie, smoking weed, sh** like that.”

Painting fingernails part of rookie hazing?

“I’m not into rookie hazing, sir. What I am doing is I’m taking all of the receivers on our next day off, I’m taking all of the young guys to Tootsie’s.”

To clarify, Tootsie’s is a strip club in Miami. And there is no chance that mentioning smoking weed with a guy from KISS won’t make Roger Goodell’s ears perk up, right? I imagine the two fraternized over a couple of cans of Dr. Pepper Cherry, among other indulgences.

Finally, perhaps the pièce de résistance of the off-the-wall presser. When asked what he might do if he somehow doesn’t crack the Dolphins regular season roster, here’s what The Football Player Formally Known as Chad Ochocinco had to say in response:

“I’m always looking to a second job. Thinking about going into porn. It’s not funny. I got to earn a living. I’m being serious. I mean, that’s what I would do.”

Of all the things Johnson has ever said, the possibility that he has contemplated entering the porn industry perhaps makes the most sense. Johnson has often alluded to porn in the past, which gave rise (no pun intended) to a porn site offering him $69,00 to change his name to “Chad Seisnueve” back in June. Who knows, should Johnson’s advancing age (he’s “thirty f***ing four” as he put it) prevent him from making the Dolphins squad, there’s no telling where we might see him next.

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