Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday on a domestic violence charge, accused of head-butting his newlywed wife during an argument in front of their home outside Miami.
Johnson and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, were at dinner and she confronted him about a receipt she had found for a box of condoms, said Davie police Capt. Dale Engle. The argument got heated and continued on the drive home, he said.
Sources also say the Miami Dolphins cut Johnson from the team a day after the altercation.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter:
The six-time Pro Bowl receiver was released on $2,500 bond 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.
The confrontation came barely a month after Johnson married Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show “Basketball Wives.”
Johnson, 34, has been battling for a spot on the team after a disappointing season with the New England Patriots in 2011.
Only five days earlier, first-year Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said Johnson’s roster spot could be in jeopardy if he didn’t temper his freewheeling behavior. Johnson annoyed the coach by frequently using profanity during a session with reporters.
Black America Web’s own Deya spoke with Evelyn in June. Watch Part 1 of the interview here.
Part 2 here
(Sources: Black America Web, Global Grind)