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Chad Johnson

Arrested for Domestic Violence

8/12/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chad Johnson mug shot after arrest.NFL star Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday night for domestic violence ... allegedly against new wife Evelyn Lozada, one of the stars of VH1's "Basketball Wives."

Law enforcement sources tell us Johnson allegedly head-butted Lozada during an argument, and when cops arrived to the scene, Lozada had lacerations on her forehead. 

Our sources say Lozada has been at the hospital for several hours.

According to our sources, the fight started when Lozada found a receipt for condoms in the center of the couple's Maserati and confronted Johnson about it. A verbal argument ensued.

We're told at some point during the argument, Johnson head-butted Lozada. According to reports, Johnson told police he butted heads with Lozada by accident.

Johnson is reportedly still in custody and will have to go before a judge before he can be released.

Johnson and Lozada were married last month after Johnson proposed in November 2010 with a massive 10-carat diamond ring.

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8:45PM PT  Johnson is still at the Davie, FL police station, but will eventually be transferred to a county jail facility. Authorities tell us he will remain in custody tonight, and since there are no bond judges scheduled to work Sunday ... it's entirely possible Chad will be cooling off behind bars until Monday morning.

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aquanet    

Keep the ring, get rid of him. His playing days are numbered.

782 days ago
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dorothy2295    

why the hell do people marry this woman? she is the definition of gold diggger remember antoine walker and she left his asss when he became broke

782 days ago
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BeautifulGirl    

YOU NOT BOUT THIS LIFE!!!

782 days ago
4.

aquanet    

P.S. this wont fly with the Pats organization. Start packing now. If sucking last season wasn't enough to get you fired, this will.

782 days ago
5.

Truffles are Yummy    

What a jerk.

782 days ago
6.

Vanessa    

lololol!!

782 days ago
7.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Bad move for Chad, he was already hanging by a thread on the roster bubble. This can end his career.

782 days ago
8.

Ashley     

Wow can't believe it they seem so happy together
Why chad?
A guy should always walk away
But I will say this tho I will never hit a man or anybody
(Unless my life was in Danger )
So I will expect them to do the same
Man or woman no one should be hitting.

782 days ago
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Kristoferian    

He should have smacked her harder to keep her quiet

782 days ago
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jbarrera    

Not surprised. She is a violent abusive person & bully. It's just her life style. He just grew into it. Sadly.

782 days ago
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DopeLikeCoke    

This is a career ender in my opinion. Even though he has never been in trouble with the law, his NFL days were numbered. I smell a marriage of 72 days coming up and ending badly.

782 days ago
12.

Mamita    

We all know that she will not leave him. She won't learn. If I was her, I would let him learn his lesson in jail never to touch me again.

782 days ago
13.

Ferrarigirl    

Hard to believe anything that any of the stars say these days. Never know if it is just for ratings or such.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGmKLyVV_Xk

782 days ago
14.

Alice    

Clean him up...dress him up...throw money at him...he's still a thug

782 days ago
15.

Vanessa    

who cares about these two non mother fawkin factor!!

782 days ago
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