Video: Chad Johnson hopes to still play

Chad Johnson Admits to His Mistakes (6:55)

Chad Johnson talks to Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless about the incident that led to his wife's filing for divorce. (6:55)

Former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson told ESPN First Take that he's "fine with it" if he doesn't get a chance to play in the NFL again but believes he'll get another opportunity.

Johnson had seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons with the Bengals from 2001 to 2010 before the Pro Bowl wide receiver disappeared when he was traded to the Patriots. He's been out of football since he was arrested in a domestic violence incident against his ex-wife last summer.

"I messed up. I messed up. Period," Johnson said. "I lost everything. Football, my wife, the family I had, over something that didn't really mean anything. I lost that edge when my focus went away from the game of football. I know that. I understand that."