Chad Johnson once changed his last name to his jersey number (incorrectly) written out in Spanish, so really nothing that Johnson, formerly known as Mr. Ochocinco, does should surprise us anymore.
And yet, here we are. It's Wednesday, Feb. 10 of the year 2016, which makes it five years since Johnson last played in the NFL, and Johnson might've just topped every crazy thing that he's done in the past.
On Wednesday, the former Bengals receiver appeared on ESPN's Mike & Mike and dropped a bombshell on all of us. Back in his playing days, Johnson recovered from sprained ankles by collecting his teammates' urine, heating it up, and then soaking his injured ankle in the warm urine for 30 minutes.
Proof of Johnson's revelation:
No, he did not make it up on the spot to draw headlines. He's been saying this for years, apparently. Basically, urine is Johnson's version of nanobubbles.
I soak my sprained ankles in warm urine. RT @AmariCooper9: Man my ankle so fat it don't make no sense smh— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 20, 2014
It turns out this isn't Johnson's first unusual experience with urine. Let's hop back in time to 2012, when a lion -- not the team, the actual animal -- peed on him "like a water gun," or so he said on Twitter.
I never go out at night n the night I do I get peed on by a real "Lion" I feel honored, who can say they got peed on by a "Lion"— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 4, 2012
I wasn't that close, he sprayed like a water gun RT @mizzmccord: how in the world did u even get close enough to a lion to get pee'd on?— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 4, 2012
I can't believe some of you find such a horrific and emotionally draining accident so funny. I'm disgusted at all of you who laughed.— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 4, 2012
So, to be clear: Lion pee is "horrific," human pee is a cure. Got it.