July 27 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson (85) looks on during practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Chad Johnson Pleads No Contest, Reportedly Receives Probation

Chad Johnson was officially charged with domestic battery on Wednesday.

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Chad Johnson was arrested Monday in violation of his probation stemming from last year's domestic violence charge.

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Contrite Chad Johnson Makes 'Hard Knocks' Cameo, Vows NFL Return

Chad Johnson, released by the Dolphins three weeks ago, made a cameo on the season finale of HBO's "Hard Knocks," not only vowing to return to the NFL but also suggesting he'll play another five years.

"The Dolphins, I let them down," said Johnson during an occasionally profane montage showing the unemployed wide receiver working out on the beach and at the gym. "I messed up. I got to suffer the consequences. I made that bed I need to lay in it. So basically I got to start all over."

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Johnson was released soon after he was arrested for allegedly headbutting his new wife, Evelyn Lozada. And even though Lozada has since filed for divorce, Johnson in the episode showed off a new tattoo on his calf featuring her portrait.

"How did I even get to this point?" Johnson asks during the montage. "Somewhere along the way I lost focus. I lost something that I love. I lost two things that I love because of my immature actions.

"I'm going to get both of those back, one step at a time."

Assuming he gets a second chance, Johnson suggested he might have another half decade left in his career. "I so f-cked everything up," he said. "I have to re-prove myself again. I still got five years to go."

"I'm not old," he said. "34 is ... that's sexy.

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VIDEO: Chad Johnson Released On 'Hard Knocks'

Chad Johnson has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this past week. Following the fallout of his arrest for domestic violence after striking his wife with his forehead, Johnson was released by the Miami Dolphins. He had previously been signed to a contract and working to earn a starting spot with the rebuilding franchise.

With HBO's Hard Knocks at Dolphins camp this month, they were able to get some raw footage of Johnson meeting with head coach Joe Philbin as he learned of his release.


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You can see that even despite Johnson's plea to get one more chance, coach Philbin was already determined to make the change. Given the circumstances surrounding the veteran receiver, you can't really blame him for not wanting the excess baggage near the team as the season nears.

"I just want to thank you for the opportunity. I know there's nothing I can say at this point, but I appreciate it," Johnson said. He was clearly upset and frustrated with the situation, even though he probably knew it had to be coming.

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Evelyn Lozada Files For Divorce From Chad Johnson

Evelyn Lozada is ending her marriage to former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson after filing for divorce on Tuesday following Johnson's arrest for domestic battery over the weekend.

The couple was married for only 41 days before the two had an altercation on Saturday that allegedly started after Lozada found a receipt for a box of condoms. Johnson was accused of headbutting Lozada and opening up a three-inch gash on the reality star's forehead.

The two were set to start in a VH1 reality TV show called "Ev & Ocho", but the series was shelved after Johnson's arrest.

Johnson was released from jail on $2,500 bond Sunday afternoon and was let go by Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin later in the day after the two discussed the incident.

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Chad Johnson Apologizes After Arrest

The year 2012 hasn't been kind to wide receiver Chad Johnson. Way back when he was still called "Ochocinco," he caught just one pass in a losing effort in Super Bowl XLVI, and was later released by the New England Patriots. Johnson later signed with the Miami Dolphins but was released on Sunday, just one day after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.

Johnson issued a statement to his own website, the OchoCinco News Network, apologizing for his misconduct and subsequent arrest.

I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life.

Johnson will do his best to move forward from this incident as he looks to sign with another NFL team.


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Chad Johnson Arrested: 911 Call Audio Released

On Saturday, now ex-Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested in Florida after allegedly headbutting his wife.

According to the police, Johnson and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, got into a dispute over a receipt for condoms that she found in his vehicle, which led to the alleged headbutting.

On Monday evening, the 911 call was released. In the call, Johnson's neighbor is talking to the responder, describing Lozada's injuries and asking for police assistance.

The neighbor isn't identified, but he remains calm and collected throughout the call. Johnson's wife can barely be heard in the background answering questions when the responder needs information, but only on a few occasions.

The neighbor repeatedly tells the 911 responder to keep everything low profile, considering Johnson's fame and out of worry that he'll become even angrier.

To listen to the entire tape, please follow this link.

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Chad Johnson Arrested: VH1 Cancels 'Ev & Ocho' Reality Show

After being arrested Saturday night, Chad Johnson lost his job as a Miami Dolphins wide receiver.

Now, he's also lost his upcoming reality show entitled "Ev & Ocho" that was scheduled to air on VH1. According to the New York Times, the TV station has tabled the 11 episodes it has filmed instead of airing them as scheduled, starting on September 3.

Johnson was taken into police custody over the weekend after allegedly headbutting his wife when she questioned a receipt for condoms that she discovered in his car.

Johnson's wife, Evelyn Lozada, already has plenty of experience being in the limelight. She was one of the stars on the series "Basketball Wives" which also was a VH1 production.Before meeting Johnson, she was engaged to ex-NBA player Antoine Walker.

VH1 says they have no "current plans" to air the show.

However, that's a far cry from actually declaring the possibility dead.

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Chad Johnson Released By Miami Dolphins, According To Reports

The new, rejuvenated Chad Johnson experiment appears to officially be at an end. Following Johnson's arrest on Saturday evening tied to a domestic violence allegation, the polarizing and controversial wide receiver has reportedly been released by the Miami Dolphins.

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Dolphins have parted ways with Johnson. As of Sunday, scouts have cleaned out the locker of the player formerly known as Chad Ochocinco. Mike Freeman of CBS Sports confirmed the story, suggesting that the Dolphins did not believe Johnson's side of the story regarding the incident and arrest.

Johnson was arrested and released on Saturday after allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada. Johnson had just signed with the Dolphins in the offseason and had stated in interviews that he was looking to prove to NFL fans that he still had plenty left in the tank.

It appears that after this last off-the-field incident, Johnson's NFL career may be over altogether. It would be hard to imagine a team would take a chance on him after this.

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Chad Johnson Released From Jail, Issued No-Contact Order With Wife

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, following a heated argument regarding a condom receipt. Johnson was released from jail on Sunday morning after he posted bond just after 1 p.m. ET..

The details of the arrest are still a bit murky, but via Dave Hyde of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, the police report states that Johnson screamed that he didn't care about his career as Lozada fled the scene.

According to the police report, Johnson screamed at his wife, "I don't give a f---! I don't give a f---about my career!" after head-butting her over a receipt about condoms. Lozada then "fled on foot to a neighbor's house" to escape from Johnson, the report said. She called the police from a neighbor's home, the report said. Johnson drove around the neighborhood looking for her, the report says.

Johnson is expected to report to the Dolphins' training facility on Sunday to explain his side of the story to the team.

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Chad Johnson Arrested: Bond Set At $2,500 For Dolphins WR

Chad Johnson had his bond set at $2,500 following a hearing Sunday morning after spending the night in jail on allegations of domestic violence. The Miami Dolphins wide receiver was also issued a no contact order instructing him to stay away from his new wife, Evelyn Lozada.

Johnson is expected to be released from jail shortly according to his lawyer, Adam B. Swickle. Swickle would not comment further on his client, however.

"I think you're aware I couldn't discuss anything that I've discussed with my client," Swickle said. "At this point in time we have no comment."

Johnson is expected to be at Dolphins practice at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, where he will have to give the team a face-to-face account of what happened between him and his wife Saturday night. Johnson and Lozada reportedly got in a fight over a receipt Lozada found for a box of condoms. The fight ended with Johnson headbutting Lozada, allegedly.

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More Details Emerge From Chad Johnson's Domestic Violence Arrest

Chad Johnson was arrested for domestic violence Saturday night and more details of the incident are beginning to emerge. Initial reports stated Johnson allegedly headbutted his wife Evelyn Lozada after an argument started over a receipt for a box of condoms. Contrary to previous reports, though, it was Lozada who found the receipt for the box of condoms, not Johnson.

Now even more details have emerged with Izzy Gould of the Sun-Sentinal reporting that the incident occurred at the couple's home and Lozada alleges Johnson leaned over and head butted her while Johnson claims she leaned towards him and they butted heads. Lozada was treated on the scene for a laceration on her forehead before being transported to a local hospital.


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Johnson, on the other hand, was taken to jail where he remains as of Saturday night. According to a police spokesman, Johnson is likely to remain in jail Saturday and be transferred to Broward Country Sheriff. Johnson is expected to bound out of jail by 8:30 a.m. ET Sunday morning.

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