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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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136.

Steve Stryker    

Where you at 85......oh, jail.

804 days ago
137.

debibflo    

Just in time for their reality show to come out..

804 days ago
138.

LittleJoe    

Gamechanger! He put a ring on it and all of a sudden he is arrested for DV. He must have done it before. But since they were not married, grlffrnd never said a thing. No she got the ring she going to the police. SMH.

804 days ago
139.

MsRita    

See Jennifer warned you about him but you are trying to get twins and checks for the next 18 years. So hers to you Uglylyn you got what you wanted so deal with and keep your mouth shut. I'm loving this because your show start next week Eve & Oncho,

804 days ago
140.

CHACHEE    

YOU KNOW THE OLD SAYING YOU LAY DOWN WITH A DOG YOU . YOU WILL COME UP WITH FLEAS. I DON'T AGREE WITH ABUSE BUT SHE WANTED THIS JACK ASS SO BAD SHE GOT HIM HEAD AND ALL........DID SHE NOT WATCH HIS SHOW AND SEE HE WAS A FIRST CLASS ASS.....

804 days ago
141.

Whatever    

Chad Johnson has NEVER had any legal trouble since he's been in the NFL. Since he married that Trick Evelyn he gets arrested. I say he annuls the marriage and goes on with his life. She is nothing but trouble.

804 days ago
142.

Pat    

This is one union that should have never happened....they're both a joke!!

804 days ago
143.

Mishbk143    

Evelyn you knew Chad was sleeping around before you got married. Honestly did you think he would stop once you tide the knot or maybe your bank account is getting low? Sorry you got head butt, yes he's an ass hole. If you stay with him believe me it won't be long before he hit you again.

804 days ago
144.

Mjw405    

If it is true this is a sad deal! no woman deserves to be hit by any man!

804 days ago
145.

coldplay23    

First off just because he is a black athelete doesnt mean he did anything wrong. See this is a trick and thast the only thing he is guilty for. We in my car and there isnt even another viable person to blame for the condoms. She is nothing, run Chad, this is what she does to guys. you can't be disquised by love, but jail can bring a brother to the light. putting me in jail isn't love at all, i maen comon guys a head butt? really? she was doint the sister thing and yall know it...besides i hate gold diggers....

804 days ago
146.

Greg    

Get rid of that "BITCH"... she has been passed around like a "JOINT" and is all about the money...Plus, the "whore" is aging rapidly!!!

804 days ago
147.

Pookiepie08    

I am not too suprpised. But I will say all the buffing and bottle throwing and fighting the Basketball wives on TV that Evelyn did, all of a sudden the tables are being turned on her. No I don't condone "NO MAN" hitting a woman. But, Evelyn is getting back what she has put out so much to the other Housewive Lady.

804 days ago
148.

GLOW    

WONDER IF SHE SEEN MONEY FROM THE HEAD BUTT DUM HOE......

804 days ago
149.

Foxx    

Y is she filping out her hoe ass told him to wear a condom if he ****ed someone else, he's just following orders.

804 days ago
150.

Jennifer    

In allllll the years of Chad Johnsons career, he has been a good guy off the field. I don't believe this story.... too out of character.

804 days ago
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