Though the man once known as Ochocinco claims that the sex tape originates from an incident that happened three years ago and that he didn’t intend for the video to make its way to the Innernetz, it’s all too fitting that Chad Johnson now has a sex tape available for public consumption/titillation/disgust. His public persona wouldn’t quite have been complete without one.

While it’s too bad that Chad isn’t behind the dissemination of the tape since he could really benefit from any revenue the video might generate, its existence likely isn’t helping in his efforts to reunite with his estranged wife.

Further details, via gossip mongers:

We’re told Chad has no idea how the tape leaked to the Internet … but insists he wasn’t behind it … and now he’s exploring his legal options in hopes of having the tape removed from the web ASAP.

So far, it doesn’t appear the entire video has made it’s way into cyberspace — only bits and pieces — but we’re told the entire tape is “substantial in length” … ha, substantial in length.

Good one, TMZ dick joke bot.

Mildly NSFW clip of the footage after the jump:

[video via]