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Chad Johnson divorce finalized

Jill Treacy

Chad Johnson finalized his divorce and hopes to return to the NFL

The ex-NFL star voices regret for the past and change for the future


Chad Johnson, six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, and reality TV star Evelyn Lozada have finalized their divorce. The divorce happened in a rapid fashion following Johnson’s arrest on a domestic abuse charge and was apparently governed by a confidential prenuptial agreement.

Chad Johnson was vying for a spot on the Miami Dolphins when he was arrested on Aug. 12. Then-wife Lozada accused him of head-butting her during a disagreement and promptly filed for divorce. Johnson has since lost his sport on Miami’s roster and many doubt he will get another chance at a professional football job. The football player appeared to be aware of all he has lost in the recent weeks in an interview on Showtime’s Inside the NFL.

“First off, I lost two things that I love, honestly. Football, I love. You know that. And you know the way I play the game, I enjoy it, I have fun with it, you know?” an emotional Johnson said. “And being married, being a husband, being a lover, it was an honor. You know what I mean? And I lost that. And you know that saying, ‘You never know what you have until it’s gone?’ And now I finally know what they mean.”

Johnson is taking full responsibility for the head-butting incident and says he’s been taking anger management classes. He seems sincere in bettering the Chad Johnson image and has high hopes of returning to the NFL.

“When you got a humble Chad Johnson that has lost everything and has to work his way back up, that’s a big deal,” he went on to say during the interview. “Because you’re not getting that same individual, you’re not getting that same fun guy.”

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