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Chad Johnson Bought Some New Sneakers For A Homeless Man & Photographed Him For Instagram

Submitted by on May 3, 2013 – 1:30 pm4 Comments

Chad Johnson is really something else, isn’t he? Over the years, he’s become a master at promoting himself and keeping his name in the news. He’s done it by doing bizarre things on the football field, like proposing to a cheerleader after scoring a touchdown, and by changing his name to Chad Ochocinco for a brief time off of it. No one—and we do mean no one—in pro sports has done a better job of self-promoting than Chad Johnson has done in recent years. It’s one of the many reasons we’re still talking about him right now, despite the fact that he didn’t play in the NFL last season.

Chad’s latest stunt may be one of his craziest stunts yet, though. And, while we’re not entirely sure that it’s a selfless deed, it’s one of the most heartwarming stunts that Chad has ever pulled off. Recently, he befriended a homeless man who he calls Porkchop down in Miami. And he’s taken this man under his wing and shown him some of the finer things in life. He’s purchased the man new clothes, food, and shown him around the parts of the 305 that he knows. Basically, he’s made this guy feel special, which is a nice thing for Chad to do. But, earlier this week, he really went all out for the guy by lacing him with a brand-new pair of Air Jordan V “Grape” sneakers. He gave them to him and then let the man wear them around the city while he photographed him and put pictures up on Instagram.

Below, you can see some of the photos that CJ took of Porkchop during their time together this week. As we said earlier, we’re not sure if this is an entirely selfless on Chad’s part—after all, he is using these photos to promote his Instagram—but it’s a nice gesture nonetheless. We just hope Chad gets this guy whatever real help he needs and doesn’t stop with simply buying him a pair of sneakers.

What do you think about what Chad Johnson is doing for Porkchop? Is he doing a good deed for the man—or is he exploiting him to get views on Instagram? Let us know below, right after you get done checking out Porkchop’s pictures.

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