Chad Johnson, the receiver for the Miami Dolphins was arrested on a charge of domestic violence Saturday night. He is accused of head butting his wife during a disagreement outside their house in Davie, Florida, northwest of Miami.
His wife, who appears on Basketball Wives, a reality show received treatment at a local hospital after receiving a cut to her forehead. Johnson recently changed his last name from Ochocinco back to Johnson following his wedding on July 4 to Lozada. He will remain in jail until he can see a judge on Monday. He has been charged with domestic violence and simple battery.
In June, Johnson signed with Miami four days after being released from New England. Johnson was a six time pro bowl receiver when he played for Cincinnati. However, last season he only had 15 pass receptions in the 15 games he played. The Dolphins played their first preseason game on Saturday and Johnson missed the only pass thrown to him.
Johnson used the last name Ochocinco for the last four years. The name was a takeoff of his jersey number 85. Lozada appears in the Basketball Wives show because she was engaged at one time to be married to Antoine Walker, a former player in the NBA.
A new reality series that will start in September titled Eve & Ocho will feature the wedding of Lozada and Johnson on VH1.
Johnson played one season with the Patriots, but was never able to work his way into the lineup as one of Tom Brady’s prominent receivers.