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Report: Chad Johnson arrested on domestic violence charges


If Dolphins coach Joe Philbin didn’t like Chad Johnson’s language, he’s definitely not going to like this.

According to Davie (Fla.) Police Department captain Dale Engle, Johnson was arrested Saturday night on domestic violence charges, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

According to the report, Johnson was arrested after an incident involving his new wife, Evelyn Lozada. He allegedly head-butted her during an argument in his car.  They were married on July 4.

When police arrived at the scene, Lozada had lacerations on her forehead.

We’ll have more on this as it develops.

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105 Responses to “Report: Chad Johnson arrested on domestic violence charges”
  1. realnflmaster says: Aug 11, 2012 9:55 PM

    What an embarrassment to the AFC East, I mean the JETS and Patriots division.

  2. austinjdd says: Aug 11, 2012 9:56 PM

    The marriage seemed a little odd on the first episode of Hard Knocks

  3. hifive123 says: Aug 11, 2012 9:57 PM

    I have no respect for the man now. He and his wife are in my prayers.

  4. mrtevytev says: Aug 11, 2012 9:57 PM

    Don’t condone his actions at all….but….this is gonna be the best Hard Knocks season to ever be recorded….On field drama with the QB situation and watching this situation play out.

  5. whatevnfl says: Aug 11, 2012 9:58 PM

    Well…he did say he was going to get arrested this weekend.

  6. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 11, 2012 9:58 PM

    I mean, she has a big forehead, so it’s very possible this is a misunderstanding.

    And for anybody who thinks their relationship looked odd on Hard Knocks, try following them on Twitter some time.

  7. phillyphever says: Aug 11, 2012 9:59 PM

    REALLY something a new head coach and rookie QB don’t need. What’s needed though is help for 85. And I mean professional help.

  8. quizguy66 says: Aug 11, 2012 9:59 PM

    This is sad – Ocho always prided himself on the fact that he steered clear of trouble of this sort. Very disappointing to read this 😦


  9. onderin says: Aug 11, 2012 9:59 PM

    I’m actually really surprised this has happened. Chad Johnson draws a lot of attention to himself, but he isn’t one to get in trouble with the law.

  10. underrated49ers says: Aug 11, 2012 9:59 PM

    You can only try and make a guy pause Call of Duty so many times.

  11. bobulated says: Aug 11, 2012 9:59 PM

    Tomorrows headline; Dolphins waive Chad Johnson.

  12. bovice23 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:00 PM

    Calling this guy mediocre at this point would be a compliment.

  13. bchapman2011 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:00 PM

    So let me see …………We release Brandon Marshall because he was a diva and in legal trouble. Marshall has since been cleared of any wrong doing and all accounts out of Chicago say this guy is going to have a monster year.
    We do this so we can sign a washed up 34 year old bum that can’t keep his mouth shut or his hands to himself.
    The only positive that will come out of this season for Miami will be Ireland’s termination and a top 5 pick in next years draft.

  14. saintsfanchris504 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:00 PM

    If it was the pats he wouldve been told he was being realeased while in the jail. lets see what the dolphins will do

  15. Spencer says: Aug 11, 2012 10:00 PM

    Wonder if the Ochocinco News Network (OCNN) broke the Chad Johnson arrest?

  16. oraclepz1 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:01 PM

    This seals his fate.. He’s done for.. Philbin doesn’t play

  17. ctiggs says: Aug 11, 2012 10:01 PM

    There goes the no arrest thing for him.

  18. geniusfan says: Aug 11, 2012 10:02 PM

    I guess Chad should have been thankful that the Patriots didn’t allow him to be himself.

  19. danehart says: Aug 11, 2012 10:02 PM

    This guy has been nothing but cancerous to this team so far. I was on board with the initial signing, but this is getting out of hand.

    Child Please, Chad.

  20. blackandbluedivision says: Aug 11, 2012 10:03 PM

    If you’ve ever seen Basketball Wives…all I have to say is Karma is a…beautiful thing.

  21. shackdelrio says: Aug 11, 2012 10:03 PM

    He should have listened to Jeremy Lin, Eli Manning, Evan Longoria and David Beckham.

  22. ingloriousmaster says: Aug 11, 2012 10:03 PM

    Evelyn does not seem like wife material; however you can never hit a woman. C’mon Chad you just destroyed all the “Oh that Chad” goodwill you’ve built up during your career.

  23. createatopia says: Aug 11, 2012 10:04 PM

    I honestly am disappointed beyond belief in this story. I’ve always embraced Chad as a guy who had a rough childhood and overcame it, growing into this unbelievably great guy, who loves to have a good time.

    I can overlook a few TD celebration penalties or in-game goofiness… and he doesn’t care what I think, but I’m shocked and unbelievably disappointed that he put himself in that position.


  24. blue18hutthutt says: Aug 11, 2012 10:04 PM

    Chad’s getting a little cranky in his old age

  25. fdugrad says: Aug 11, 2012 10:07 PM

    Well…Apparently his honeymoon has come to an abrupt halt, and in addition, nothing like making a sparkling impression on your new team, city and, yet AGAIN, with your new head coach. It appears as though Chad can’t wait to join his colleagues, Sapp, TO, Vince and Plax on the all star, broken and bankrupt team. What in God’s name is the matter with this immature child? They are going to send him on his way. I guess he can donate his HOF jacket to a worthy organization!!

  26. nyjets1017 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:09 PM

    I wonder if this will make it on hard knocks

  27. N JAIL U MY HOE says: Aug 11, 2012 10:09 PM

    Ochocinco wouldnt done this.

  28. chrisdacommish says: Aug 11, 2012 10:11 PM

    And didnt he say in Episode 1 that he was going to go out and get arrested? I think that was on their first off day during camp, so he was only a week or so off….or did he smack her around that night too, and didnt get caught? He’s really done now….

  29. ProDolphinsTalk says: Aug 11, 2012 10:13 PM

    Dude was mad at himself because he doesn’t have it anymore and takes it out on his wife. The only pass thrown his way sailed right through his hands. I’d prefer we cut him, but maybe the Bears will take him and pair him up with the other wife-beater who used to drop passes for us.

  30. rajbais says: Aug 11, 2012 10:14 PM

    I thought that he was “playful”. 🙂
    I thought that Terrell Owens was “the bad guy” and “mean-spirited”.

    People, never buy 100% of the image an athlete displays!!!! Ever!!!

    Not everyone is as good as they are portrayed and not everyone is as bad as people make them out to be!!!

  31. ravensfansc says: Aug 11, 2012 10:15 PM

    His version of Hard Knocks

  32. a3gill says: Aug 11, 2012 10:16 PM

    How about holding judgement until he is at least araigned.

    Shecter’s report was a bit less damning.

  33. hedleykow says: Aug 11, 2012 10:18 PM

    That’s 15 yards. Easy call.

  34. eaglesandravens says: Aug 11, 2012 10:19 PM

    Come ON. We almost had a full month without arrests. So is 22 days the record?

  35. rextraordinaire says: Aug 11, 2012 10:20 PM

    Boy, Miami is in for a spectacular season

    I’m talking about Hark Knocks, not football.

  36. dallasholeinroofcowboys says: Aug 11, 2012 10:21 PM

    Chad!…That’s not what your therapist meant by “giving her a piece of your mind.”

  37. shaggyjeff says: Aug 11, 2012 10:21 PM

    I bet she listens next time ! sometimes you gotta let them know who is the boss ! jk

  38. 72dolphinsfan says: Aug 11, 2012 10:21 PM

    If he got a concussion during the head butt, can he sue the NFL?

  39. mackie66 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:23 PM

    How will mealy mouthed Philpin handle this incident? The F-bomb is out in so beach, maybe head butting your wife is OK? Very interesting, old 85 maybe out the door sooner then normal. Ya gotta ask the question, what woman would marry chad johnson.

  40. vincentbojackson says: Aug 11, 2012 10:24 PM

    Cincy fan is gonna have a stroke if tomorrow’s headline reads:

    “Former Bengal Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge”

  41. drunkenagitator says: Aug 11, 2012 10:24 PM

    C’mon Miami: lose this clown and move on, you can’t re-build on a foundation of garbage.

  42. jimdot says: Aug 11, 2012 10:27 PM

    At least the NFL went 22 days with out an arrest. Time to reset the ticker.

  43. rollerino1 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:27 PM

    Evelyn is already piling up charges on him, so when she files in October, she gets half. But seriously, I don’t advocate violence against wives OR husbands; they are both immature.

  44. bennyb82 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:28 PM

    She probably attacked him. Then if he lays any finger on her in self defense, she calls the cops and BAM domestic violence charges. The police will not care about what led up to it. If you try to restrain an attacking female, it is domestic violence. And for the rest of his life, Chad will be labeled a wife beater with no shades of gray.

  45. realityonetwo says: Aug 11, 2012 10:29 PM

    Yeahhhhh, big mouth. How’s the comeback goin’ now?

  46. stairwayto7 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:29 PM

    Enjoy your new cell mate,Rosie!

  47. chi01town says: Aug 11, 2012 10:29 PM

    Im just glad Chad Johnson is back to his self… Now he will have a 1000 yard season in Miami or some where else. But he will be playing football this season. His wife an that fight has NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOTBALL

  48. tomtravis76 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:30 PM

    At what point do the owners and the commish get fed up and realize that the DUI’s, domestic abuse, drug trafficking and countless other arrests are not the message you want to send to fans that they will be overlooked as long as you can play ball?

    The Dolphins should cut him. If you want to start over and send a new message to the fan base that this won’t be the team from the past few seasons with the good “character” guys Ireland brings aboard then you cut him.

  49. thegronkanator says: Aug 11, 2012 10:31 PM

    Once an idiot always an idiot. Glad you’re out of N. E.

  50. mastertampabayster says: Aug 11, 2012 10:31 PM

    Maybe I’m ignorant of the obvious answer, but if someone headbutts someone forehead to forehead, how do you know who initiated the headbutt? Not saying he didn’t do it but…

  51. brenenostler says: Aug 11, 2012 10:31 PM

    Well that marriage was short.

  52. danehart says: Aug 11, 2012 10:32 PM

    Just came out that he got pissed off when he noticed a receipt for condoms in his wife’s car.

    Maybe Evelyn was hard knocking another man.

  53. goldenperspective says: Aug 11, 2012 10:35 PM

    Between him, T.O. , and Moss, one of them had to do something dumb with this renewed attention on them. Hope the other 2 take notes and only make news for good reasons.

  54. razic3k says: Aug 11, 2012 10:35 PM

    I don’t believe this one bit.

    This is a guy who doesn’t get into trouble in that way.

    He’s a jokester and throughout his NFL career doesn’t drink in drive, etc.

    Why this? Why now?

  55. whodeydaytonchapter says: Aug 11, 2012 10:39 PM

    She came off on Hard Knocks like a bit of a nut.

  56. kappy32 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:39 PM

    realnflmaster says:
    Aug 11, 2012 9:55 PM
    What an embarrassment to the AFC East, I mean the JETS and Patriots division.

    Creative, but ridiculously STUPID. For the AFC East to be the JETS division, don’t you think they should have more than TWO division titles since the AFC East was formed in 1960? Yeah, that’s right, they have TWO division titles in 52 years. That’s about 1 division title every generation. On the other hand, both the Pats & the Dolphins have 14. The best thing about all of this is that not one of those AFC East titles for the JETS happened in their back to back AFC Championship Game APPEARANCES that Jets fans can’t seem to let go. That’s the difference between JETS fans & Giants fans; a conference championship game appearance for the Giants & their fans is a failure without a win (haven’t seen a loss yet, we’re 4-0 in those games), whereas JETS fans think their team is the second coming of Lombardi’s Packers with appearances in those games but nothing to show for. With all that being said, the AFC East is the PATS & DOLPHINS division; 2 titles claims you stake to nothing but mediocrity. With a name like “RealNFLMaster” you should know what the hell you’re talking about before making such stupid statements.

  57. starship7 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:45 PM

    Word is that Chad found a receipt for a box of condoms in Evelyn’s car. I knew it would be a matter of time before this relationship turned into a train wreak.

  58. skolvikes1 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:46 PM

    According to a NFL.Com report, the argument apparently started when Johnson found a receipt in the car (where Johnson head-butted his wife). On the receipt, apparently condoms showed up. One can only come to the conclusion that Ms. Lozada was cheating on him.

    This doesn’t mean I approve of what Chad did (if it comes to light that she was, in fact, cheating).

  59. bennyb82 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:48 PM

    Actually it sounds like they were having an argument. She leans forward into his personal space and is yelling, and he retaliates by leaning into her personal space at which point their heads collide. The collision breaks the skin and gives both parties a headache. Chad is used to these collisions. The wife is not. She sees blood, freaks out, calls the police, and tells them she got headbutted thus leading to charges.

  60. lammy5555 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:49 PM

    If he changes his name to back to Ochocinco will the charges be dropped?

  61. firestarter0728 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:56 PM

    Perhaps Chad ought to ask Warren Moon for advice on how to handle this.

  62. nygchamps says: Aug 11, 2012 10:58 PM

    lets wait till the facts come out this woman is a gold digger and all about herself too, she was married and on basketball wives bc she married a winner in antonie walker , he went backrupt and dropped him like a fly, chad is all about himself but never got in trouble with the law ever. have a feeling she has something to do with this but lets wait for the facts

  63. EJ says: Aug 11, 2012 10:58 PM

    realnflmaster says:
    Aug 11, 2012 9:55 PM
    What an embarrassment to the AFC East, I mean the JETS and Patriots division.

    You do know the Jets have only won the division twice right? Less than Miami, less than New England and less than Buffalo.
    By the way, last season was New England’s last Division win for a long while, the streak is over. Welcome to a new and improved AFC East, the toughest Division in the NFL.

  64. 203chiefsfan says: Aug 11, 2012 11:01 PM


  65. hulkhogansays says: Aug 11, 2012 11:01 PM

    bobulated says:
    Aug 11, 2012 9:59 PM
    Tomorrows headline; Dolphins waive Chad Johnson.

    Mondays Headline – Cowboys sign Chad Johnson

  66. bucsfan5000 says: Aug 11, 2012 11:03 PM

    Cut him, Ireland!

  67. despinosa8 says: Aug 11, 2012 11:04 PM

    Child please!

  68. dannythebisforbeast says: Aug 11, 2012 11:05 PM

    No facts needed. Headline conviction.
    Thats how we roll 2012. 34 no previous charges allegations etc. I’ll let it play out before I say he’s guilty especially when she sounds like a whacko. I’ve known a few.

  69. randymachomansavage says: Aug 11, 2012 11:08 PM

    On ochocinconewsnetwork ( ) there is a link to Rhianna talking about Chris Brown–oh yeaahhh.

  70. bennyb82 says: Aug 11, 2012 11:11 PM

    Calling pl-pl-pl-plaxico burress.

  71. dmcgrann says: Aug 11, 2012 11:11 PM

    Tomorrow’s headline will be that Chad Johnson had nothing to do with it, it was that pesky Chad Ochocinco fellow…

  72. banvard316 says: Aug 11, 2012 11:12 PM

    I’m surprised to see all of the jokes going on over a man striking a woman. My wife told me she is a huge drama starter but be that as it may you never strike a woman!

  73. monkeyhateclean says: Aug 11, 2012 11:15 PM

    Can’t wait to see this show up on Hard Knocks! Media-starved athletes + cameras around 24/7 = comedy gold! Even better is that the entire city of Miami is shown to be populated with complete, utter fools, Even the non-Dolphin fans willingly choose to live there, thus deserves nothing less that ridicule, contempt, and disgust.

  74. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 11, 2012 11:20 PM

    Too Bad for Chad and his wife. That marriage was doomed before it began, child please marrying a reality basketball wife / groupie what do you expect. Please don’t have kids!

  75. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 11, 2012 11:25 PM

    Are we sure it wan’t a donkey punch gone wrong?

  76. luciano26 says: Aug 11, 2012 11:29 PM

    Did Stu come get him?

    This will likely be on the 3rd episode.

  77. prplpuzzetrz says: Aug 11, 2012 11:36 PM

    No way! Wait until the facts come out!
    My ex wife was miss Hawaiian tropic & a MetRX spokeswomen! Fukn hot as hell, I left her after 6 months… Not for cheating but she was nuttier than a Salted nut roll! My wise father , said to me…. So how old is she son? I said 26 pop! He said, ” son, a women that hot, still single @ 26??? She is definitely NUTS”!!! Totally, should have listen to the wise old man! Good luck chad! Your screwed!

  78. phillyphinsfan says: Aug 11, 2012 11:45 PM

    She said they met on twitter. It was love at first tweet. “Child, please!”

  79. ryancloud says: Aug 11, 2012 11:46 PM

    What is Spanish for 741?

  80. fuddpucker says: Aug 11, 2012 11:48 PM

    There’s no woman who could/would/should have to put up with a clown like Chad Johnson.

  81. qball82 says: Aug 11, 2012 11:50 PM

    Man you guys are getting your reported facts wrong. It is being reported that his wife was confronting Chad about condoms she found in HIS car.

  82. silverhornet says: Aug 12, 2012 12:07 AM

    I bet he was open before, during, and after this supposed incident.

  83. usnavy1970 says: Aug 12, 2012 12:07 AM

    Say goodbye Chad – I wonder who will be wearing #85 next week?

  84. lgwelsh1 says: Aug 12, 2012 12:07 AM

    Chad doesn’t have any history of any domestic violence, there is more to this story.

  85. bigashish81 says: Aug 12, 2012 12:10 AM

    Chad on Hard Knocks episode one: “I’m going to get arrested on my off day.” Better late than never.

  86. suhdidntstompanyone says: Aug 12, 2012 12:11 AM

    Honestly anyone that’s on the ___wives of anything probably deserves to be head butted.
    They are just attempting to make money from the fact that their husbands have marketable skills.
    Do something on your own then come talk to me.

  87. mbart82 says: Aug 12, 2012 12:16 AM

    C’mon down Mr. Ochocinco or what ever the hell you call yourself now….your the next contestant in the turd bowl!!! Dad as you like to call him is going to be pissed!

  88. moses74 says: Aug 12, 2012 1:24 AM

    By the way..this gives Chad no reason to do what he did. Usually arrogant people always lose in the end anyways…

  89. covercorner says: Aug 12, 2012 1:32 AM

    Chad Johnson looks like and is a TURD!

  90. qb19 says: Aug 12, 2012 1:35 AM

    This in the midst of the barrage of NFL Public Service Ads opposing violence aganst women. Bad Timing at minimum.

  91. staffordsyear says: Aug 12, 2012 2:47 AM

    Suddenly,hes not so funny anymore.

  92. danehart says: Aug 12, 2012 2:52 AM

    Will Dexter come and kill Chad now?

  93. rg3enoughsaid says: Aug 12, 2012 3:00 AM

    Child please!

  94. rg3enoughsaid says: Aug 12, 2012 3:03 AM

    Dam*it… someone got the child please thing in before me… sorry everybody

  95. waynefontes says: Aug 12, 2012 3:49 AM

    Why in the hell would you not throw away a receipt with condoms on it if those condoms were meant for someone else?

    Even if that’s true, no excuse for what he did. Regardless of how vapid and trashy she seems.

    What seems stranger is, when was the last time you read about domestic violence that involved a headbutt? That seems more like an old school Samoan wrestling move.

  96. blackcatnfl says: Aug 12, 2012 6:22 AM

    No one has mentioned the whole “I won’t see my wife until I make the team” and “I don’t get sex from her unless I score TDs”. Meanwhile, she’s banging some other guy? Not to excuse domestic violence, but this isn’t a usual situation either. The Dolphins obviously agreed to Hard Knocks and agreed to Johnson as part of this, so they should let this play out now.

  97. barrywhererufrom says: Aug 12, 2012 6:53 AM

    My advice to Mr Johnson should should change his name back tto Ochocinco. Evidently his JOHNSON got him into trouble to begin update..looks like Mr. Johnson said he only had Ochocinco condoms..Mrs Johnson said their was ochoseite..

  98. londonbengal says: Aug 12, 2012 7:25 AM

    Don’t worry folks, ‘joetoronto’ will be right along soon with the Bengal angle on this one…….

  99. wrw0101 says: Aug 12, 2012 8:03 AM

    Ahhh, marital bliss. The Dolphins had to be out of their minds to sign this piece of scum. Chad Ocho/Johnson is the poster child for the “me first athlete.” If he couldn’t catch more than eight passes in a season with Tom Brady and the Patriot offense, what in the world would make the Dolphins think he could contribute to their poor excuse of an offense? This is subtraction by addition.

  100. hstover says: Aug 12, 2012 8:33 AM

    Cannot understand why he is not allowed to make bond today. Sounds like they are screwing with him.

  101. kingpel says: Aug 12, 2012 8:45 AM

    A head butt?! Do human beings not named Superfly Snuka or Junkyard Dog actually do that to other people?

  102. dd393 says: Aug 12, 2012 9:45 AM

    We’ll see who’s running the team during this one. Sincere, competent head coach or owner looking to make splash headlines.

  103. yahmule says: Aug 12, 2012 11:14 AM

    Too bad Chad doesn’t have a medically issued Get Out of Criticism Free card like Brandon Marshall.

  104. wordlysmith says: Aug 17, 2012 4:25 PM

    The racial lines which comments on this issue tip toe is razor thin. so I’ll be careful.

    Ocho represents a way of thinking that black, white, Latino, Philippino, Bellarussan, or Mongolian, whatever, is bad philosophy, bad teamwork, bad parenting, bad culture, bad football, ect He has been the poster child for the qualities that IMO make human beings potentially so greedy, self absorbed, loud mouthed and most of all self destructive. If all you care about is yourself, you will presume everyone else around you owes you something……… and that my friends is a recipe for a bad teammate and an even worse husband.

    “The hen is the wisest of all the animal creation because she never cackles until after the egg has been laid.” – Abraham Lincoln

    Ocho aint-no Hen.

  105. chad99999 says: Aug 17, 2012 9:25 PM

    In a society where most women are greedy, self-absorbed, and completely disrespectful to men, we need more Chad Johnsons. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

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