It's not losing all that income. It's not being kept out of the game you love. It's not being dismissed by the fans that used to adore you. It's this.
(Chad Johnson was cut by the Dolphins a couple weeks ago after being arrested for allegedly headbutting his wife. At least this tweet shows he's keeping busy!)
UPDATE: Deadspin discovered that Chad Johnson IS in the game — he's just listed as Chad Johnson, not Chad Ochocinco. This is your daily reminder that it's usually easiest to not change your name.