Chad Ochocinco (formerly, Chad Johnson) has found himself in the news once again, but this time it is not for the flashy showboating NFL fans have grown accustomed to. No, this time the Miami Dolphins wide receiver has fallen into the hands of the law after allegedly headbutting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, following a domestic dispute at their Florida home.
According to the Davie, Florida Police Department, the dispute between husband and wife occurred August 11, 2012, after Lozada found a receipt for condoms in the trunk of Ochocinco's car. The ensuing confrontation, which took place in front of the couple's home, resulted in a laceration on Lozada's head and the arrest of Ochocinco, who was held on a $2,500 bail.
The couple was married on July 4th, 2012, a date chosen by Ochocinco so he would always remember the two's anniversary, and had Vh1 reality show in the works entitled "Ev & Ocho" slated for a September 3, 2012 premiere.
Lozada, of Vh1 reality show "Basketball Wives" fame, has dated a troublemaker athlete in the past, in her former husband Antoine Walker who was arrested for a DUI in 2009 and three felony counts of writing bad checks in the same year. But now perhaps she has seen the error in her ways, filing charges against her recently-wed spouse following the domestic dispute.
As a result of the charges against Ochocinco, Vh1 has pulled the show from airing and his new team, the Miami Dolphins, have released the wide reciever as well. If convicted of a misdeamenor domestic violence charge, Ochocinco can face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.