Chad Ochocinco may be on a permanent honeymoon after this summer. He will have one big reception right after his wedding ceremony. And, Tom Brady won't be throwing it.
While the New England Patriots have kept the future Mr. Johnson on the payroll, his time in New England may be as limited as Justin Timberlake's in the recent film about timeliness called In Time.
That film, for those who missed it, was about borrowing time to stay current. You can remain a child of 25 forever if you have enough time in the bank.
Mr. Ochocinco, nee Johnson, may be cashing in his IRA to pay for the nuptials when the Foxboro paycheck comes to an end.
His future hausfrau may end up the breadwinner by the start of the new NFL season.
Mother of Mercy, can this be the end of Ochocinco?
Well, if you looked at the signing of younger and more Tom Brady adept Jabbar Gaffney this week, you may already see the writing on the contract.
Unlike Ocho who has trouble reading playbooks, Mr. Gaffney is attuned to the Patriot Way and knows how the mind of the great QB works.
Tom Brady need only start to sneeze when the fingers of Jabbar Gaffney will plug up those nostils before Ocho can say, "Bless you.'
Though Chad may think it merely fun that Donte' Stallworth and Jabbar Gaffney have returned to the Patriots, the fact is that three men will now complete for the three plays per game that Ocho previously had all to himself.
The times are a-change machine, and Ocho may have caught his last touchdown in New England with his $2 bill fold.