DAVIE, Fla. -Chad Johnson, 6 time pro bowl receiver for the Miami Dolphins was terminated from the organization about 24 hours after he was arrested on a domestic violence case involving his wife, Evelyn Lozada.
Johnson was released from jail on $2,500 bond earlier Sunday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor.
Evelyn Lozada, from the reality TV show, “Basketball Wives.” accuses 34-year-old Chad Johnson , formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, according to an arrest affidavit, Lozada said she was taking groceries into their home when she found a receipt to a box of condoms in the car trunk.
They began talking about the receipt and their marriage. That’s when Johnson got upset and head-butted his wife, the report said.
Lozada ran to a neighbor’s house and called police. A responding officer said Lozada had a 3-inch cut on her forehead, according to the affidavit, while Johnson did not have any visible marks or bruises. When questioned by police, he confirmed there was an argument over the receipt, but said his wife had head-butted him.
If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. He could also receive community service, probation or anger management classes.
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