Chad Johnson arrested for violating probation

Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson, shown training with the Miami Dolphins in 2012, has been arrested for violating probation.
(J Pat Carter / Associated Press)

Former NFL star Chad Johnson was arrested Monday on charges that he violated probation stemming from a domestic violence incident involving his former wife, Evelyn Lozada.

A Broward County (Fla.) judge ordered the player once known as Chad Ochocinco to remain in jail until he posts a $1,000 bond, with another hearing set for June 3.

Johnson has been serving one year of probation since August after Lozada said he head-butted her during an argument. She quickly filed for divorce to end a marriage that started on July 4.


An arrest warrant was issued for the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver earlier this month after twice failing to meet his probation officer and being unable to show proof of enrolling in an anti-domestic violence class, according to

Johnson spent 10 years with the Cincinnati Bengals and last played for the New England Patriots in 2011.

He signed with the Miami Dolphins during last off-season but was cut the day after his arrest in August.


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