Als' receiver Chad Johnson runs into language trouble
Former NFL star has amassed 15 parking tickets because he cannot read French-only signs
Montreal Alouettes receiver Chad Johnson has found himself an opponent that he wasn't expecting in his transition to the CFL: the city’s French-only parking signs.
The former NFL veteran and six-time Pro Bowler has amassed 15 parking tickets since arriving in Montreal two weeks ago because he doesn’t read French.
The prolific tweeter has been using his @ochocinco Twitter account to chronicle his ticket tally and his decision to start taking the Metro instead.
Yet not everyone finds Johnson’s dilemma amusing: one Quebecer suggested the Miami-born receiver should learn some basic French.
Johnson also tweeted Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre to request a meeting about his parking tickets.
Coderre, who is also well-known for his Twitter habit, replied and invited Johnson to a meeting. He also offered Johnson lessons in how to read the city’s parking signs.
Johnson inked a two-year contract with the Alouettes in April.
He spent most of his 11 NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. In 166 career games, Johnson caught 766 passes for 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns.