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08-12-2012, 02:42 AM
should have thrown that receipt away...

Dolphins' Chad Johnson arrested on domestic violence charge

Aug. 12, 2012


Miami Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco (right) and reality TV star Evelyn Lozada were married July 4.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge Saturday night, Davie (Fla.) Police Cpt. Dale Engle told NFL.com and NFL Network.

Police said Johnson head-butted his newlywed wife, "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada, in the forehead during an argument that started while they were driving home from dinner around 8:30 p.m. ET. Lozada was treated at the scene for a "pretty good-sized" laceration, Engle said, and she later was taken to the hospital.

Johnson told police that he and his wife accidentally knocked heads, according to Engle, who said the "heated argument" started over a receipt for condoms found in the car. Engle originally told NFL.com and NFL Network that Johnson had found the receipt, but he later clarified it indeed was Lozada who found it and then confronted her husband.

The Johnsons live in Davie, where the Dolphins' practice facility is located, and a neighbor called police about the incident, Engle said. Johnson was charged with simple battery/domestic violence.

"We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all of the relevant information," a Dolphins spokesman said in a statement given to NFL.com and NFL Network's Jeff Darlington.

Johnson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had no comment about his client's arrest when reached by NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Johnson remains in custody at Broward County Jail and won't be eligible for release until a bail hearing is set, which could be as late as Monday, Engle said. The Dolphins have a practice scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Johnson and Lozada were married on the Fourth of July. He changed his last name from Ochocinco, a playful reference to his No. 85 jersey, back to Johnson so his wife would take it as her last name.

Johnson, 34, had never been arrested during his 12-year NFL career, but according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, he was arrested in a domestic dispute during college.

Johnson signed with Dolphins this offseason after spending last season with the New England Patriots.

Johnson started in the Dolphins' preseason opener Friday night. He didn't have a catch and was targeted only once in the 20-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


08-13-2012, 03:11 PM
And cut by the Dolphins. Is this the end for the future hall of famer?


08-13-2012, 05:01 PM
the guy had a lot of talent but couldn't handle his ego. he was a cancer to his team with the bengals, and ruined their chances of keeping focused in my opinion. he's a joke, always was and always will be. sorry that is wife had to endure her abuse but what the heck, should have seen it coming with an idiot like him.

08-14-2012, 04:06 PM
The incident began when Chad's wife found a receipt for a box of condoms in his car.

I'm guessing this woman doesn't have a sense of humor. He was probably just going to send them to Antonio Cromartie as a prank.

08-14-2012, 07:33 PM
The incident began when Chad's wife found a receipt for a box of condoms in his car.

I'm guessing this woman doesn't have a sense of humor. He was probably just going to send them to Antonio Cromartie as a prank.

looks like she definitely doesn't have a sense of humor...:p

Chad Johnson’s wife files for divorce

Posted by Mike Florio on August 14, 2012


If you had 41 days in the “How long will Chad Johnson’s marriage last?” pool, congratulations.

According to the Associated Press, Evelyn Lozada filed for divorce on Tuesday from free-agent receiver Chad Johnson. They were married on July 4.

Lozada also issued a statement saying that Johnson “needs help.” She also said that Johnson lied to police when he claimed that Lozada head-butted him, not vice-versa.

The head butt, regardless of who initiated it, caused a gash approximately three inches in length on Lozada’s forehead. Johnson faces assault charges.

That may be all we say about Chad, at least for the immediate future. He’s not relevant to the NFL until he’s back in it.


08-16-2012, 11:19 AM
She looked to be too much women for Chad anyway.