Notorious NFL loony Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson keeps finding new ways to waste his small fortune.

One of American football's greatest characters, the retired 40-year-old has been spotted on several occasions this year leaving overly generous tips.

He struck again this week when leaving a $350 ($USD260) tip at a steakhouse restaurant in the United States.

Unfortunately, as he has shown throughout his career, Johnson has a special talent for spoiling things and he ruined his lovely gesture to the wait staff at Smith and Wollensky by signing off on his tip with an overtly shameless brag about some of the stats he churned up during his 11-year NFL career.

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Paying a bill for just over $US140, Johnson left a tip for $US260, but signed off on his generous payment with a note saying: "I once had 260 yards against the (San Diego) Chargers (I love you)".

It's just the latest example of the former Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots wide receiver being less than sensible with his small fortune.

Of course, having at one-point in his career signed a six-year $35.5 million deal with the Bengals, Johnson has more of a buffer than your average Joe to spend silly amounts on grub and restaurant service.

That seems to be his exact plan.

In February this year he also gave a 342 per cent tip at an Applebee's restaurant where he left a $207 tip on a $61 restaurant bill.

He made that waiter's day.

Earlier this year he famously celebrated his 40th birthday on January 9 by promising to pay $500 to anybody on Twitter that could prove they were lucky enough to share the same birthday as himself.

It caused complete chaos, but, several users posted screenshots of payments received in their PayPal accounts of $500 transfers from Johnson.

"Yo, I appreciate all the birthday wishes," Johnson said in a Twitter video.

"You know I love you, but it ain't about me. It definitely ain't about me. If your birthday is today, if your birthday is today, I want you to drop that PayPal with proof that today is your birthday.

"Y'all gonna get these blessings though. Y'all gonna get these blessings. If today is your birthday, drop that PayPal with proof that today is your birthday. I gotcha. It ain't even about me. This is about you."

In 2011, Johnson promised to give $20,000 to his three millionth follower on Twitter β€” he was still playing in the NFL at the time and has just signed an $11.5 million deal with the Patriots.

He actually lost followers because of it with many of his Twitter disciples trying to pick their moment to follow him again.

What else would you expect from the NFL star who earlier this year tried to hand over a cheque for $100,000 to his former team, the Bengals, after remembering a game he played against the Buffalo Bills in 2003 where he feels his performance let his team down.

Seriously.


It was just another day in the world of Chad Ochocinco.