Chad Johnson has contacted the FBI regarding a leaked sex tape that features the former NFL wide receiver, according to TMZ.com.
Johnson has reportedly asked the FBI to hunt down the person that leaked the video, and asked his lawyer to put together a cease-and-desist letter to remove the footage from the internet.
Segments of the tape hit the web on Tuesday, when Johnson admitted to TMZ that it was him in the video. He reportedly insisted that he did not want the footage, which he says was shot about three years ago, to go public and is “furious” about its release.
The charismatic former wide receiver, whose career 766 receptions and 11,059 receiving yards are 30th and 28th all-time, respectively, has continued to make headlines despite not playing a down in the NFL this season. He was cut by the Miami Dolphins during training camp following an arrest.
The New York Daily News‘ Ethan Sacks provided details on Johnson’s off-the-field troubles this year.
It’s been a tough stretch for the artist formerly known as Ochocinco. The 34-year-old athlete-turned-reality-TV-star fumbled his short-lived marriage to Evelyn Lozada after being arrested and charged with headbutting his new bride in the head.
The Aug. 11 fight — reportedly over a receipt for condoms she found in the trunk of their car — cost him his marriage, his VH1 reality show, “Ev and Ocho,” and his position on the Miami Dolphins.