Detroit Lions security Chauncey “C.J.” Gardner-Johnson introduced by way of Instagram Tales on Friday that he’s legally altering his identify to Ceedy Duce, although it isn’t the primary time the NFL defender has tried to rename himself.
Gardner-Johnson, 25, added the “Johnson” to his authorized identify (Chauncey Gardner Jr.) whereas enjoying for the Florida Gators in December 2017 to honor Brian Johnson, the protection’s stepfather. Three years in the past, nevertheless, “C.J.” was prepared for a brand new monicker.
Whereas enjoying for the New Orleans Saints in 2020, Chauncey Jr. (C.J.) introduced he was altering his identify to Ceedy Duce, but it surely seemingly didn’t stick.
He’s now giving the brand new identify one other shot and even acknowledged that the courtroom paperwork are on the way in which. Chauncey is at the moment on IR.
Ceedy Duce paving his personal means
Gardner-Johnson, or Duce, didn’t supply any rationalization this time round as to why he needs to alter his identify.
Three years in the past, nevertheless, when he tried to take action in New Orleans, Duce went right into a bit extra element relating to his determination.
“Ceedy Duce. No extra Chauncey or CJ Gardner-Johnson,” he wrote on the time. “Time to pave a means for my very own think about that I need no extra judgement ideas on me since you actually do not know me, till you perceive me as an individual I wont communicate except spoken to.”