Chad Johnson, the wide receiver who is as well known for his off-the-field antics as his ability to catch the ball, was arrested over a domestic violence dispute. Now playing for the Miami Dolphins, Johnson was arrested in Davie, Fla., for allegedly headbutting his wife.
The Miami Herald reports the couple got into an argument when Evelyn Lozada, whom Johnson married on the Fourth of July, found a receipt for condoms in their car. While parked in their driveway, Johnson allegedly headbutted her.
"She has a pretty good-sized laceration on her forehead," Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle told the Miami Herald.
Johnson posted $2,500 bond on Sunday morning. His attorney, Adam B. Swickle, addressed the media with a brief comment. "I think you're well aware I couldn't discuss anything that I've discussed with my client. At this point in time we have no comment."
The Dolphins released a short statement about the arrest.
"We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all the relevant information," team spokesman Harvey Greene told Pro Football Talk via email.
Though Johnson was arrested in college, he has not been arrested since joining the NFL.
Johnson and Lozada were heavily featured on the season premiere of "Hard Knocks," the HBO reality show that chronicles an NFL team through training camp. Johnson was reprimanded by coach Joe Philbin for the language he used during news conferences last week.
As he walked out of the Dolphins' training facility on the first episode of "Hard Knocks," Johnson jokingly told team officials, "I'm going to get arrested this weekend."
When contact by the Miami Herald, Johnson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, declined to comment.
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