The NFL has fined Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson $5,000 for wearing "Ocho Cinco" on the nameplate across the back of his uniform jersey before Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, ESPN reported Thursday.
"Ocho Cinco," signifying his uniform No. 85, is the name by which Johnson said he wanted to be called the day leading up to the game, ESPN reported.
Johnson wore the fake nameplate over his real surname on the uniform during pregame warm-ups, ESPN reported. Before the kickoff, Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer tore off "Ocho Cinco" nameplate, revealing "C. Johnson" on the back of the receiver's jersey.
It's expected that Johnson, who has been fined repeatedly in past seasons for his end zone choreography, will appeal the league's action, ESPN reported.
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