VANCOUVER -- The CFL Twitterverse was abuzz on Thursday night, thanks to a tweet from former NFL star Chad Johnson.
Johnson, who last saw action in pre-season action with the Miami Dolphins in 2012, responded to a question from a fan asking him who he'll be signing with this off-season.
The always-colourful Johnson responded bluntly: The BC Lions.
After a frenzy ensued from fans on both sides of the border, Johnson took it one step further, tweeting directly at the Lions account about his intentions.
@BCLions I'm training like a LION‼️— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 13, 2014
Shortly thereafter, the Lions noticed the confident receiver's actions, and decided to take matters into their own hands.
Johnson then began engaging with current Lions stars Dante Marsh and Emmanuel Arceneaux.
Dante where you training? RT @dantemarsh: has some of the best feet and hips in the game..Trained with him and T.J. in LA before the draft— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 14, 2014
I think #85 is serious people...He told me he is serious....#imjussayin— Dante Marsh (@dantemarsh) March 14, 2014
But the Johnson saga took a much more interesting turn this morning, when TSN's Farhan Lalji tweeted that Lions general manager Wally Buono is looking into the situation.
Buono first thought the @ochocinco talk was all 'twitter nonsense' but now says he wouldnt be doing his job if he didnt look into it further— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) March 14, 2014
Johnson ended his NFL career with 766 career receptions, 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns.
Would he be a good fit for the Lions? Should the team seriously consider bringing him in?