Music network VH1 has reportedly nixed plans to air NFL star Chad Ochocinco and wife Evelyn Lozada‘s “Ev and Ocho” reality series this fall less than 48 hours after their domestic dispute.
The popular reality series-driven network issued a statement Monday (August 13) regarding its decision.
VH1 scrapped plans to produce a reality show series based on Chad Johnson’s marriage to reality star Evelyn Lozada, who appeared on the network’s “Basketball Wives” series. “Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series Ev and Ocho from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it,” the network said in a statement. (Chicago Tribune)
Ochocinco is widely known for his past stints on reality television.
VH1 on Monday yanked its new reality docu-soap “Ev and Ocho” starring two of its better-known reality stars, after one was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Longtime NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, aka The Former Chad Ochocinco, was picked up Saturday evening after allegedly head-butting his new wife (and star of “Basketball Wives”) Evelyn Lozada, which resulted in a three-inch gash to her head, according to press accounts that cited the arrest report. Ochocinco is also a VH1 veteran, having starred in VH1’s dating competition series, “The Ultimate Catch”; he played the “ultimate catch.” Ironic, huh? (Washington Post)
The NFL player left a Florida jail Sunday after getting arrested the night before.
Chad Johnson walked out of jail at around 10:00 AM this morning after posting $2,500 bond following his arrest last night for allegedly assaulting his wife, Evelyn Lozada. Johnson walked out with his lawyer, Adam Swickle, and was greeted by his brother. Chad faced a barrage of questions from the reporters waiting outside … but remained silent as he made his way to a waiting SUV. As TMZ first reported, the alleged incident between Johnson and his “Basketball Wives” star wife Lozada was so bad … Lozada ran to a neighbor’s house for safety. (TMZ)
Hours later, the Miami Dolphins cut the media-driven NFL player from its roster.
Attention, young wide receivers: If you have a flair for the dramatic, a need for media attention and you frequently create headlines for things other than football accomplishments, consider these flaws that you need to correct. These qualities do not pay any longer. Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens and Plaxico Burress highlighted the era of the diva wide receiver in the NFL. They have not enjoyed the respective twilights of their careers. Chad Johnson was released on Sunday night , a very short time after he’d been arrested for allegedly head-butting his new bride . Whether or not he’ll find a job again in the NFL is unclear, but at the very least, it’s no sure thing. When the Dolphins signed him back in June, it was for $925,000 – the league’s veteran minimum – with no guaranteed money. It’s not like there was a bidding war for his services, even before the arrest. (Yahoo Sports)