Miami Dolphins’ Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson has reportedly been arrested on multiple charges related to domestic violence toward wife Evelyn Lozada Saturday (August 11) night.
Reports of the domestic violence arrest in Davie, Florida surfaced online Saturday.
Davie police Capt. Dale Engle says Johnson and his wife were at dinner Saturday and she confronted him about a receipt she had found for a box of condoms. His wife, Evelyn Lozada, is on the reality show, “Basketball Wives,” and the couple married last month. Engle says when they arrived at their driveway, Lozada says Johnson head-butted her. She was treated at a hospital for a forehead cut. Engle says Johnson is in the Broward County Jail where he will remain until he can appear before a judge, which Engle says might not be until Monday. (USA Today)
He reportedly got busted on a domestic-related charge during his college days.
This is not Johnson’s first domestic violence arrest. While in college, Johnson got into an altercation with his then-girlfriend Chevon Jex. After neighbors called police, Johnson was placed on probation for the offense, while also forced to take mandatory anger-management classes. (Miami Herald)
Chad and Evelyn officially tied the knot in early July.
Football star Chad Ochocinco has wed. The former Patriots wide receiver married fiancée Evelyn Lozada in an evening ceremony in Miami on July 4 after a two-year engagement. But no detail went undocumented as the couple tweeted throughout their wedding celebrations, and cameras rolled for their upcoming reality show, Ev and Ocho. (Daily Mail)
The NFL star has been known for generating big headlines for the past decade.
Since entering the NFL in 2001, Johnson been known for both his big plays and his big personality. While his showboating and self-promoting might rub many people the wrong way, Johnson has stayed clear of the law throughout his professional career (although he was arrested in college for a domestic dispute). Not surprisingly, Johnson had already established himself as the star of the HBO reality series “Hard Knocks,” which is focusing on the Dolphins’ training camp this season. In this past week’s opening episode, he said Lazado wouldn’t have sex with him during his dismal year with the New England Patriots last season, but that he knew he was in love with her because she’s the only one who can cause him to pause the video game “Call of Duty.” (Los Angeles Times)