Florida A&M hires Chad Johnson as ambassador

Former NFL All-Pro receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson will serve as an ambassador and consultant for Florida A&M.The school announced his appointment Wednesday night.”Anyone familiar with Chad knows that he has always been a great ambassador for FAMU,” athletic director Tiffani-Dawn Sykes said in a news release. “It’s time to make it official. I am happy that we could reach an agreement to formalize his role with the University.”Johnson, 45, will take part in special projects as identified by Sykes.Raised in Miami, Johnson didn’t attend the school but is a longtime fan of the program. He played in community college and then one season at Oregon State.”I fell in love with FAMU after attending my first Classic in 1984 with my grandma, and the rest is history,” Johnson stated.