Chad Johnson arrested for probation violation, according to report

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

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

Chad Johnson was arrested Monday for violation of his probation. A warrant was issued earlier this month after Johnson reportedly failed to report to his probation officer on two occasions and was unable to provide proof of enrollment in a domestic violation education class.

Johnson was released early into training camp with the Miami Dolphins last year after being arrested on domestic violence charges against his wife, Evelyn Lozada. Ostensibly, he has been trying to make his way back onto an NFL roster, but hasn't garnered much attention since. Johnson's latest arrest certainly won't help matters.

Johnson was once one of the league's elite receivers. He had six consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving for the Cincinnati Bengals, and has 67 touchdown receptions and over 11,000 receiving yards for his career. Over time, Johnson developed an increasingly eccentric persona, evolving from elaborate touchdown dances to his piece de resistance: Changing his name to Chad Ochocinco in 2008.

Johnson (then still Ochocinco) was traded to the New England Patriots in 2011, but failed to earn a significant role in the offense. He caught just 15 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown during the regular season before being released.

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