Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson Released From Dolphins Following Domestic Violence Arrest
We were so looking forward to the Ochocinco era of the Miami Dolphins, but it appears to be over before it even began.
Chad Johnson (formerly Chad Ochocinco) has reportedly been cut from the team following an arrest last night after allegedly head-butting his wife, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada.
Johnson and Lozada married just this past July 4, but according to the New York Daily News, Lozada confronted Johnson after finding a receipt for condoms in his car while the newlyweds were driving home from dinner. As the two were pulling into Johnson's driveway in Davie, he allegedly head-butted her.
The assault left a laceration on Lozada's face, and she was taken to the hospital for treatment. She reportedly ran to a neighbor's house following the incident.
Johnson told the responding police officer that the incident was Lozada's fault.
"I don't give a fuck!" Johnson yelled after the incident, according to the police report. "I don't give a fuck about my career!"
Of course, now the future of that career is in question as multiple sources are reporting that Johnson has been cut from the Dolphins.
A Miami native, Johnson was signed to the Dolphins this past off-season and sat atop the team's wide receiver depth chart.
Johnson was released on bail this morning. It's his first arrest in his 12-year NFL career. In college, Johnson was arrested following a domestic dispute.
Neither Johnson, Lozada, nor the Dolphins organization has publicly commented yet.
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