Chad Johnson arrested for probation violation

AP

Last week, a judge in Florida issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson for violating his probation on a domestic violence charge from last summer.

Johnson was reportedly out of the state at the time that the warrant was issued, but he’s back in Florida on Monday and TMZ reports that he’s now under arrest. Per the report, which features a picture of Johnson being cuffed by police officers, Johnson appeared in the Broward County courtroom and the judge ruled that he had violated his probation by missing two visits with his probation officer and failing to produce proof that he had enrolled in a domestic violence education class.

Johnson was placed on probation when he pleaded no contest to charges stemming from an incident with his then-wife Evelyn Lozada last August. Johnson’s arrest led to his release by the Dolphins and, most likely, the end of a professional football career that was already on its last legs.

There’s no word yet on bail or future court dates for Johnson.

30 responses to “Chad Johnson arrested for probation violation

  1. “That was Chad Ochocinco, I be Chad Johnson. That’s not the same person, so I didn’t vi-o-late no pro-ba-tion.”

  2. Is it wrong to feel kind of sad about his freefall–granted he is the one that made these dumb, bone-headed decision, and domestic violence IMO is never okay–this coming from a survivor of it for 17 years of my life.

    But I think back to his time in Cincy, when I enjoyed his on-field antics and celebrations–it is all part of the entertainment of it and I don’t think he was ever too out of line, over-the-top or offensive–again, just my opinion. The HOF jacket one was about the only one I disagreed with. I thought he should of continued to perform and increase his stats, contribute to winning teams and let his career speak for itself…however, once he went to New England–combined with the NFL coming down on celebrations etc. Ocho never was the same.

  3. Understatement of the thread I know, but Stupid move not taking probation seriously. Dude wanted back in the league and a small part of me wanted to see him back in but that small glimmer of hope is gone because if you don’t take trying to clear your name seriously, how are you going to be trusted to take a NFL spot seriously?
    Guy is heading down a dark and short path unfortunately.

  4. When you legally change your name, its supposed to be legally changed, do you guys have a problem with his name change, or just want to be disrespectful?
    Its Ochocinco! I’d refuse to answer the judge unless he states my real name!!
    Of course, he could have changed it back and I just didn’t know, its not like I follow him!

  5. Used to be one of my favorite WR’s in the NFL.
    Without the NFL I fear this will happen more and more often now.
    It’s easy for me to start hating now but I just hope he gets some kind of structure in his life and he see’s how this is not the path he wants to go down.
    Your my boy chad, stop being a ******* idiot and straighten up.

  6. Dude got wrapped up with the wrong female. Plain and simple. Not condoning him hitting her but I can imagine she’s good a pushing buttons to get guys in the position so she can bail with half their cash. She did it before right? hmmmm. Never had any criminal issues before her. Oh and to those saying his legal name is Ochocinco, it is not. He had to change it before he got married because his gold digger didn’t want Ochocinco as a last name. She wanted Johnson.

  7. hey Chad, I guess you can trade that makeshift Hall of Fame jacket in for a orange jump suit and a Hall of Shame jacket. You were an over hyped player, now you can be a over hyped inmate. What a joke!

  8. Don’t you love farce?
    My fault I fear.
    I thought that you’d want what I want.
    Sorry, my dear.
    But where are the clowns?
    Quick, send in the clowns.
    Don’t bother, they’re here.

  9. Here’s the deal. Had he still been playing, the judge would have slapped his wrist and said now now Chad. By not being in football leaves you open to real punishment for your crimes.

  10. As a side note, I bet Drama is psyched that he wore his Young & Reckless logo shirt for the official arrest photo. Any publicity is good publicity.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!