Chad Johnson signing good for CFL and Alouettes

The Montreal Alouettes' signing of Chad Johnson has the team, and the CFL, trending. (MONTREAL...

The Montreal Alouettes' signing of Chad Johnson has the team, and the CFL, trending. (MONTREAL ALOUETTES PHOTO)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:20 AM ET

Chad Johnson has gone back to Miami to tweet, play the FIFA 2014 World Cup video game and get ready for the 2014 CFL season.

The man formerly known as Ochocinco left quite the wake on the Treasure Coast this week, as his appearance at Alouettes mini-camp in Vero Beach, Fla., garnered North American attention. When Montreal signed him shortly after camp ended, the Alouettes -- and the CFL -- were trending. And we're not only talking about Twitter.

It will be only good news for the CFL if he ends up cracking Montreal's roster. Teams are going to sell a few more tickets if Ochocinco is coming to town this summer, there's no doubt about it.

The CFL is still a ticket-driven league, despite its fancy new broadcast deal, and Johnson is one of the world's most famous athletes, even if he hasn't played for a couple of years. He is a social media monster and is known outside of the sports realm due to his many other adventures, such as Dancing with the Stars.


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