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Chad Johnson is formally charged with battery

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Unemployed for more than a month since being cut by the Dolphins a day after his domestic violence arrest, receiver Chad Johnson has now been formally charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, according to the Associated Press.

Though it some respects it’s a formality, it shows that the case will be moving forward.

On Thursday, Johnson will file a written plea of not guilty.  The process then will unfold via a series of hearings culminating in a trial, absent a plea deal or a decision by the authorities to not prosecute the case.

Meanwhile, no team has shown any interest in Johnson, whose career perhaps has fittingly ended not via a walk-off touchdown or a Super Bowl win but via a scene in a reality TV show.

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23 Responses to “Chad Johnson is formally charged with battery”
  1. mikebrownfaux says: Sep 12, 2012 7:14 PM

    My goodness.. What has my favorite star wide out gotten his head in to? =/

  2. mikealstott says: Sep 12, 2012 7:17 PM

    Beating a woman is bad and has been outlawed for at least a decade…

  3. skeebo80 says: Sep 12, 2012 7:17 PM

    Sad way to have your career end but then again the dolphins don’t look took much better

  4. magnetik713 says: Sep 12, 2012 7:20 PM

    it’s all his wifes fault. Not the part about her getting knocked around but making him crazy. Anyone that’s seen the show will know what I’m talking about.

  5. skoobyfl says: Sep 12, 2012 7:31 PM

    They’re both nuts fron what I’ve seen.

  6. Vegas Guy says: Sep 12, 2012 7:33 PM

    Didn’t *have* to get married.

  7. bc01red says: Sep 12, 2012 7:47 PM

    Oh domestic battery charges. At first I heard it was deomstic. He lucked out

  8. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 12, 2012 7:52 PM

    I hope he has a prenup.

  9. flipadelphia77777 says: Sep 12, 2012 7:54 PM

    magnetik713

    All his wife’s fault? How sick and twisted are you! There is no reason for violence like that. If you have a mom girlfriend daughter or sister and they get beat up for having a loud mouth I’ll remember how much they deserve it… only someone who does resort to violence would make a comment like that.

  10. vbe2 says: Sep 12, 2012 7:56 PM

    This is supposed to be “Pro Football Talk” not “Has-been football talk”…

  11. tannethrill says: Sep 12, 2012 8:04 PM

    We all know what’s right and wrong. We also know Chad’s size and the size of a smart car.

    Not everything is as it seems unless you’re talking about what he showed prior to his release. That was exactly how it seemed, over.

  12. jason9696 says: Sep 12, 2012 8:05 PM

    I wonder if he’s regretting the tattoo?

  13. patfic15 says: Sep 12, 2012 8:30 PM

    99 problems but a career ain’t one.

  14. lanman11 says: Sep 12, 2012 8:31 PM

    And the nightmare begins…..innocent or guilty, there will be no shortage of feminist lesbian social workers lined up to perform a public, state sponsored, made for TV castration of this heinous monster, lest something else happen between the estranged couple that makes it onto the 24×7 news cycle that infers they (said feminist lesbian social workers) didn’t do their job, and their ludicrous and criminally large union pensions become “at risk.” I’m not defending Chad. I’m not pronouncing him guilty either, but I know who will (besides the cabbage brains that routinely frequent on this site).

  15. superspanky36 says: Sep 12, 2012 8:33 PM

    “flipadelphia77777 says: Sep 12, 2012 7:54 PM

    magnetik713

    All his wife’s fault? How sick and twisted are you! There is no reason for violence like that. If you have a mom girlfriend daughter or sister and they get beat up for having a loud mouth I’ll remember how much they deserve it… only someone who does resort to violence would make a comment like that.”

    Except the part you are missing is it’s his word against her word. He says he didn’t headbutt her, but that they bumped heads. When people say it’s her fault, they aren’t saying its because she deserved to be hit, they are saying that after seeing her on tv and how she acts, his story is probably correct and she in fact may have done it to herself. She took half of an NBA player’s money, and she is nuts and fights everyone on tv…why think she wouldn’t just be after his money too? For 12 years he had zero incidents at all, it is easy to believe him IMO.

    People keep labeling the guy a wife beater, but he has been proven of nothing here yet. Sadly, no matter what happened, in this country he will most likely be found guilty though and take that label for the rest of his life. If a woman says a man hit her he is guilty, but the other way around and the man simply gets laughed at.

  16. hornbuckle says: Sep 12, 2012 8:35 PM

    AMF

  17. jcd213 says: Sep 12, 2012 9:12 PM

    OJ diced up a couple and walked free… and he is pretty stupid.

  18. bobbyhoying says: Sep 12, 2012 9:19 PM

    Didn’t the genius fan base in Philly want Andy Reid to give up a first round pick for this guy a few years ago? Or was it Roy Williams who the Boys stole out from under the Eagles? It’s a good thing most of the City of Philadelphia has no input into how the Eagles are run or they’d be 0-16 for sure. Except if we had drafted Ricky Williams.

  19. holdthemayo123 says: Sep 12, 2012 10:45 PM

    How did she take half of Walker’s money? They were never married.

  20. bsizemore68 says: Sep 13, 2012 12:04 AM

    Yesterday news, move on, no story here. Bill

  21. cablelayer says: Sep 13, 2012 12:24 AM

    I think he’s channeling Ike Turner.

  22. homelanddefense says: Sep 13, 2012 9:36 AM

    superspanky36 says: Sep 12, 2012 8:33 PM

    “flipadelphia77777 says: Sep 12, 2012 7:54 PM

    magnetik713

    All his wife’s fault? How sick and twisted are you! There is no reason for violence like that. If you have a mom girlfriend daughter or sister and they get beat up for having a loud mouth I’ll remember how much they deserve it… only someone who does resort to violence would make a comment like that.”

    Except the part you are missing is it’s his word against her word. He says he didn’t headbutt her, but that they bumped heads. When people say it’s her fault, they aren’t saying its because she deserved to be hit, they are saying that after seeing her on tv and how she acts, his story is probably correct and she in fact may have done it to herself. She took half of an NBA player’s money, and she is nuts and fights everyone on tv…why think she wouldn’t just be after his money too? For 12 years he had zero incidents at all, it is easy to believe him IMO.

    People keep labeling the guy a wife beater, but he has been proven of nothing here yet. Sadly, no matter what happened, in this country he will most likely be found guilty though and take that label for the rest of his life. If a woman says a man hit her he is guilty, but the other way around and the man simply gets laughed at.

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    How is her past relevant but not his? Wow he went a whole 12 years without hurting a female…..awesome. Guess that case of assault from college doesnt count right?

    She did it to herself? He admitted they at least bumped heads. Thats one heck of an accidental bump while sitting in a car to cut her head isnt it?

    All Chad has done since is admit “he messed up” and still wants her back. Why would he want her back if she was ruining him with false accusations?

  23. acanderson21 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:33 AM

    I pray for Chad but he needs to let football go for right now! Get life together he has something about him that I am worried about. He is very loved around NFL and the USA but he wants craves lime light and it has to go off at some point and he does not do well obviously when that happens recipe for disaster pray for him. I do agree hitting a woman no matter how big a bit#* she is can and will not be tolerated. He will come back analyst or coach would be great if he can come back. good luck Chad we all hav your back let Eva go!!!

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