Johnson has pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge involving his then-wife, reality TV star Evelyn Lozada.|||||||
Johnson was sentenced Friday to a year's probation and a counseling course under a plea deal with prosecutors. Johnson also must pay Lozada unspecified restitution. The six-time Pro Bowl player long known as Chad Ochocinco was arrested in August after Lozada said he head-butted her during an argument. She quickly filed for divorce, which was finalized earlier this week. They had only been married since July 4.
The Dolphins terminated the six-time Pro Bowl receiver's contract about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife.|||||||
Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, was released from jail on $2,500 bond earlier Sunday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor.
Johnson has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, accused of head-butting his newlywed wife during an argument in front of their home in Davie, Fla. Davie police Capt. Dale Engle says Johnson and his wife were at dinner Saturday night and she confronted him about a receipt she had found for a box of condoms.|||||||
Johnson was being held on $2,500 bond Sunday on a domestic violence charge after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument, police said. If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, though he could also receive community service, probation or anger management classes.
Chad Ochocinco is officially no more. The Miami Dolphins wide receiver has changed his name back to the original Chad Johnson.|||||||
Johnson was known as "Ochocinco" for the past four seasons. The name was a playful reference to the No. 85 he wore on his jersey.
Ochocinco had a tryout with the Miami Dolphins, who are thin at the position and dropping a lot of passes in offseason drills.|||||||
He was released Thursday by the New England Patriots. He made the Pro Bowl six times, most recently in 2009, but had only a minor role in his lone season with the Patriots, catching 15 passes for 276 yards.