Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday after his new wife, star of the world’s most horrific reality television show Basketball Wives, Evelyn Lozada accused him of head-butting her during an argument.
Yahoo! Sports explains:
Johnson – who recently changed his name from Chad Ochocinco – was arrested Saturday after Lozada confronted him about a receipt she found for a box of condoms, police said. According to an arrest affidavit, Lozada said she was taking groceries into their home when she found the receipt in the car trunk.
When the two were seated back in the car, 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.
After a disappointing 2011 with the Patriots, Johnson had a lot to prove on the Dolphins. The article on Yahoo! claims that Johnson is such a big personality that he tends to annoy both his teammates and his coaches. Coach Joe Philbin said:
”I reminded them that on April 10 in our first team meetings, I said, ‘Guys, I’d love to stand up here and tell you we’re never going to have a problem here in Miami,”’ Philbin said. ”Do we want high-character guys? Yes. All 31 other coaches are going to say the same thing. But I specifically told them on April 10 that there will be problems that arise and you have to deal with them honestly and openly and directly. You’ve got to learn from mistakes and move on, and you can’t hide from the problem.”
Us Magazine reports that VH1 has also cancelled plans for a show featuring Johnson and Lozada called Ev & Ocho.
“Due to the unfortunate events over the past weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev & Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it,” a network spokesperson tells Us Weekly.
What do you think of the hits to Johnson’s career as a result of this charge?
How does the fallout from this arrest compare to other cases of professional athletes who’ve been accused of or arrested for crimes, such as Kobe Bryant or Michael Vick?