The then-Chad Ochocinco when he was with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009. He had changed his name the year before. Now, he's back to being Chad Johnson. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Stephen Dunn/Getty Images The Two-Way Ochocinco Is Oh So Over; NFL Player Officially Goes Back To His Old Name July 23, 2012 The wide receiver is once again Chad Johnson. Now, we turn our eyes toward the NBA's Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest).