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Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
By PFW staff

Updated 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 12

Dolphins WR Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday evening for domestic violence for allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada.

According to the police report, the couple got in an argument in a car over a recepit from Walgreens that had a charge for a box of condoms.

Lozada claims Johnson grabbed her and head butted her on the forehead. She "fled on foot to a neighbor's house to get away from Johnson," the report stated. The reporting officer met with Johnson, who confirmed an argument took place but said that Lozada head butted him, causing the laceration.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Johnson was issued a $2,500 bond and a no contact order, instructing him to stay away from Lozada. He was released from the Broward County jail just after 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Johnson is facing a misdemeanor.

Johnson, 34, joined the Dolphins this offseason after having 15 catches in 2011 with the Patriots. He married Lozada and changed his last name from Ochocinco back to Johnson in July. In his first appearance with the Dolphins, Johnson had zero catches on one target in Friday's preseason opener.

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