Chad Johnson goes Street

Frequently fined flashy Bengals wideout catches cover of EA's NFL Street 3; game set for November 14 release on PS2, PSP.

Chad Johnson gets his message across.

When picking a cover athlete for a game, it's important to make sure the pro's attitude matches the style and feel of the game he or she is a candidate to represent. For example, a superstar like Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson may not be the most marketable player.

Johnson's ego could fill a stadium alone. He's been known to send bottles of Pepto-Bismol to the defensive players of teams he's about to face, he's held up signs that read "NFL, please don't fine me again" for cameras on a nationally televised game (the NFL fined him), and in touchdown celebrations, he's pretended to putt the football with a pylon, done an Irish jig, and proposed to a cheerleader. Not exactly the squeaky-clean image company brass typically look for.

Thankfully, there's a game like NFL Street 3. Today, Electronic Arts announced that Johnson will bring his flashy attitude to the cover of the street football game. NFL Street 3 will be released on the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 on November 14.

"This is a big honor to be selected for the cover for NFL Street 3 since street football was the first step to learning our moves for our pro careers," said Johnson. "I've always been known to have style when I play, but now I can show how stylin' I am in NFL Street 3."

Johnson has moves to back up his flair. The receiver has been instrumental in the rebirth of the Bengals from league laughing stock to Super Bowl contenders. Johnson led the AFC in receptions and receiving yards last year and was named to his third straight Pro Bowl team.

NFL Street 3 has not yet been rated or priced. For more information on the game, check GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Discussion

21 comments
Blackrain381
Blackrain381

Bengals are awsome and deserve the cover. NFL Street 1 and 2 have been good, but 3 seems great.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

This couldn't make any more sense. Very good choice by EA. Chad Johnson fits the "street" image perfectly.

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

Thats why my jersey number is 85 even though my school team's mascot is the eagles.

dazman92
dazman92

GO BENGALS!!!!! (Sarcasm. Chad is a great player. Im a Giants fan.)

Strike009
Strike009

cuz thats how its done in the nasti baby, 513!

SteelFan
SteelFan

He also admitted Steelers CB Ike Taylor shut him down, it's good he at least admitted that much...

natethegreat235
natethegreat235

hahaha a backup cornerback named leigh bodden shut him down during last season and he admitted it.... GO BROWNS!

comedian31
comedian31

I love his grill. I can't believe an NFL reciever has a grill.

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

only PS2 and PSP. What happened to other systems, 360, PS3 and specially the Wii. I didn't metioned the gamecube, because it's dead already. Sorry

nutonyachin23
nutonyachin23

yea but you might want to get your celebrations and your recievers right cuz it was steve smith rowed the boat not Chad

TimSpot
TimSpot

Sorry - they may be egomaniacs, but watching CJ and TO is a blast. I loved it when he was rowing the boat in the endzone.

avamarine
avamarine

Where you at 85?!!!!!!!!!!!!

BDurk15
BDurk15

Awesome choice. Perfect for the street and stylish attitude of the game.

SteelFan
SteelFan

Chad Johnson is incredibly overated. he drops just as many balls as he catches, and constantly says how the bungles are better than the steelers, yet he hasn't scored a touchdown against them in two years.