On this Saturday night drama is brewing down in the Sunshine State. Miami Dolphin Chad Johnson has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence against “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada. According to NFL.com, “Police said Johnson head-butted his wife in the head during an argument while driving home from dinner. She was treated at the scene for a “pretty good-sized” laceration and later taken to the hospital.” Captain Dale Engle of Davie (Florida) Police Department reported that the argument began when Chad discovered a receipt for condoms in the vehicle.
Johnson denied that domestic violence had taken place and explained to police that the couple accidentally knocked heads during the argument. For now, Johnson is in custody and will not be released until his bail hearing is set. The hearing could possibly be as late as Monday.
Johnson and Lozada were married last month on Independence Day. I wonder if this is going to be on their show, “Ev and Ocho,” that premieres next month?
10:30 am UPDATE:
According to TMZ.com, the argument began when Lozada found the condom receipts, and she is saying that the head-butt was no accident.
Johnson was moved to Broward County Jail. He has seen a judge and his bond was set at $2,500. He will most likely be released within the next hour. The judge has ordered him to stay away from Lozada.
Lozada has been released from the hospital this morning. She was treated for injuries that occurred during the argument.
1:30 pm UPDATE:
The Miami Dolphins tweeted the announcement: “The Miami Dolphins have terminated the contract of WR Chad Johnson.” Johnson has been dropped from the Dolphins due to the incident that occurred this weekend.
Check out Johnson’s mugshot below.