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Ochocinco on NFL Live: Another Name Change Coming

Chad Ochocinco appeared on ESPN's NFL Live to discuss, with host Trey Wingo, Carson Palmer's trade demands on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m..

"I understand, as a player," Ochocinco said. "I understand where Carson is coming from. The tension that's built up, and losing, in a way is wearing on him. A lot of things went on. You always try to be the solution to the problem, but at some point, there's a bigger problem than us as players. Whatever that problem is, it's not going to get solved and it's really bad when it gets to the point when your franchise quarterback wants out."

Trey Wingo then asked Ochocinco what he thinks that problem is but Ochocinco said that he didn't know but that he was hopeful that Palmer gets his wish because he understands the need to win.

"I'm pulling for Carson," Ochocinco said. "I hope he gets what he wishes, you know, because he needs to win, and also, so do I. I don't want to go anywhere. I love Cincinnati, I love the fans. And, Cincinnati is all I know. That's all I know and I just look forward to next year."

After Wingo and Ochocinco helped beat the Palmer issue a into the ground a little more than it already is, they turned to the brewing animosity between the wide receiver and his head coach, Marvin Lewis. Chad even went as far to say that before the next season starts, he wants to fight Lewis.

"If Belichick is smart enough to not come and get me, does that mean that we're dumb enough to keep me," he said in response to Marvin Lewis' comments to a Boston Harold reporter. "Hey, it is what it is. Look, I'm wearing stripes next year. I'm excited to come back and I'm ready to go. I'm not sure who will be at the helm at quarterback. And, that's it. That's all I can say."

No, he could say more.

"Oh, and I'm changing my name back to Johnson," he said. "I've done enough with this Ocho thing. It was fun"

If you still own an old Chad Johnson jersey, it's cool to wear it again.