Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson is known for his on-field antics, but now he has an off-field issue.
Johnson was arrested in Florida Saturday night on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He’s in police custody and will need to go in front of a judge before he can be released.
What happened is still unclear, but there are some facts. Johnson and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, reportedly went out to dinner and when they came home she found a receipt for a a box of condoms. After that there was a reported head-butt. Davie Police Department Capt. Dale Engle told the Miami Sentinel that both sides had different stories about how the situation went down.
“It gets pretty heated,” Engle said. “By the time they get home here in Davie it’s pretty heated. She alleges he leaned over and head butted her. He says she leaned towards him and that they butted heads. Needless to say she has a good laceration on her forehead.”
Obviously this off-field issue will put Johnson’s job at risk. The Dolphins released a statement saying, “We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all relevant information.”
Last week on HBO’s Hard Knocks we saw Dolphins management get upset at Johnson after he cursed his way through a press conference. They said that he didn’t reflect the team well and then he needs to “get in line.”