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Former Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Johnson, front, runs the ball as Baltimore’s Willie Gaston tries to tackle him Nov. 11, 2007, in Baltimore. Johnson was at an IHOP near Portland International Airport July 2, 2021, where his bill at the restaurant totaled $33.53. His tip? A massive $1,000.

PORTLAND — Chad Johnson is a generous man.

One of the most entertaining players the game of football has ever seen, Johnson shares much of that same flair off the field.

He showed that off Friday, July 2, while dining locally in Portland.

The former Oregon State star was at an IHOP near Portland International Airport getting his usual unhealthy slate of food — this time in the form of pancakes, where his bill at the restaurant totaled $33.53. His tip? A massive $1,000.

The tip didn’t come without a final message, however. The star wide receiver left a little jab for Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.

“I beat Damian Lillard in 1 on 1 years ago in the YMCA,” Johnson scribbled.

A Cincinnati Bengals legend, Johnson has left generous tips of that amount before. He told The New York Post he’s been doing it for 20 years.

Once during a visit in Houston, he left a $1,300 tip on a $107.17 bill at James Harden’s Thirteen Houston restaurant. He left another $1,000 tip at Houston’s Turkey Leg Hut.

No official video proof of Johnson’s 1-on-1 victory against Lillard is out there (yet). Until then, we’ll have to take his word.

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