Chad Johnson has had a pretty rough summer all in all, and now the once-great wide receiver can’t even get love from Madden 2013.
The erstwhile Chad Ochocinco started off the summer by getting married to Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada in early July, but the marriage lasted only a few weeks before Johnson was accused of domestic battery.
The Associated Press reported that the incident began when Lozada found a receipt for a box of condoms, leading to a dispute during which Chad Johnson is alleged to have head-butted his wife.
Then, in the wake of the incident, he was cut by the Miami Dolphins, and the normally behind-closed-doors encounter was then broadcast to the world as part of HBO’s reality show Hard Knocks.
So after such a turbulent summer, Chad Johnson was probably happy to buy his new copy of Madden 2013 and pop it into his gaming console of choice. After all, Hard Knocks viewers came to know that Chad Johnson is an active gamer and like millions of Americans was looking forward to the annual August release of the newest Madden installment.
If only things were that easy.
As the Yahoo! Sports Minute noted, Chad Johnson found to his dismay that he is no longer an active player on the game. He used Twitter to express his sadness, also showing that after a difficult year he still has a bit of the humor that he’s known for.
That awkward moment when you realize you’re not on Madden13 and have to create yourself…
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 29, 2012
Chad Johnson’s sad Madden tweet is almost enough to make you feel bad for him. Almost.