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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Video: Chad Johnson hopes to still play

By Jamison Hensley


Former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson told ESPN First Take that he's "fine with it" if he doesn't get a chance to play in the NFL again but believes he'll get another opportunity.

Johnson had seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons with the Bengals from 2001 to 2010 before the Pro Bowl wide receiver disappeared when he was traded to the Patriots. He's been out of football since he was arrested in a domestic violence incident against his ex-wife last summer.

"I messed up. I messed up. Period," Johnson said. "I lost everything. Football, my wife, the family I had, over something that didn't really mean anything. I lost that edge when my focus went away from the game of football. I know that. I understand that."