While most of America was waking up and having breakfast, Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson was at a bond hearing, set to be released from jail after last night’s domestic violence arrest.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Johnson appeared live via a video feed before a judge, who issued him a $2,500 bond and ordered him to have no contact with his wife, Evelyn Lozada (who he married on July 4).
Johnson was arrested Saturday night, after allegedly head-butting Lozada during an argument over a receipt for a box of condoms she found in his car. He contends the head butt was accidental.
Johnson’s lawyer, Adam B. Swickle, said Johnson would be released from the Broward County jail within a matter of hours.
He needs to hurry, as the Dolphins have practice at 1 p.m., and they will certainly want to have a chat with him beforehand.
Beyond the traditional “we are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all the relevant information” statement, the Dolphins have made no other comment.
As HBO executives are saying as well, stay tuned.