Former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson might be saving his long-time club from a playoff blackout on Sunday against the Chargers. Cincinnati was one of three teams that faced a potential blackout of their divisional round matchup this weekend, and things are still looking bleak heading into the end of the week.

Thankfully, Johnson could be coming to the team's rescue, which he tweeted on Tuesday.

Of course, like with everything in life – there's another side to this story.

Johnson reportedly was shocked at how much helping the team avoid the blackout would cost, according to the team's Director of Sales and Bengals Public Affairs Jeff Berding. As of 5 PM on Wednesday night, 8,000 tickets still needed to be sold by the 1 PM deadline on Thursday.

That cost? Nearly $1 million.

Johnson's offer didn't go over too well with Bengals fans, who said they didn't need his goodwill.

No good deed goes unpunished, I guess.

[WCPO Cincinnati]

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