HOAX: Chad Johnson Headed to France to Play in 2015 – (Fake Story!)

The announcement by the Amiens Spartiates of the French second division that they had signed six-time NFL Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson for the 2015 season is fake, by the club’s own admission. The story appeared on the Spartiates Facebook page.

The information posted on a club’s Facebook page is typically accurate and factual. This time we were wrong.

You can read the full, original transcript of the claim here (in French) via our friends at footballamericain.com.

We are sorry.

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.