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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.

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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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.

748 days ago


She is a non mother****er factor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

748 days ago


Who cares!

748 days ago


Im never for violence but seems like karma came back to her through her own damn husband....smh

748 days ago


When you look up Evelyn Lozada in the dictionary there's a picture of a power s lut holding a picture of Evelyn Lozada. Chad you are no prize but in this case man... RUN!!!

748 days ago


What the special couple wow!! never hit a woman never put your hands on a man or woman SO WRONG!!! No matter what but you guys have an open relation ship right better Safe then sorry! No reason for violence!!

748 days ago


Another reports says it was over a receipt he found for a box of condoms...smh

748 days ago


So why was she upset? Because he didn't let her "know" ahead of time he was buying the condoms? Because she SURE gave him permission to get his freak on as long as he "told" her about it! She was well aware of what she was getting, so was he. Now the poor boy is confused. She's trying to change the game on him now, and he's not trying to hear it. But if violence is what this is turning into, then he needs to roll the hell on out, A.S.A.P!!! They DESERVE each other but dude, you need to concentrate on what little career you have left and leave the ho in the wind!

748 days ago

get real    

The wife had every right when she saw the condom receipt. He is a Pig. Personally, I feel for her. I guess all she has to think is 17 years from now maybe....... What goes around, comes around. Thats all Im gonna say. Pig!

748 days ago

get real    

I remember finding a half box of xlarge condoms 17 years ago. Seperated, then back together. At this moment, he has a Cath in his Limp one. fate, Huh!

748 days ago

get real    

17 Years later, Karmas a Bitch! Hope he had Fun with the condoms.

748 days ago


He is black what do you expect him to do? Act civilized..I do not think so!

748 days ago

get real    

G-D forgive me..... This story brought back Memories. Yep. Karma aint nice sometimes.

748 days ago


Although the domestic violence between Chad and Evelyn after being Newlyweds is quite unfortunate, it is not surprising. There were numerous occasions where she was shown signs that Marrying Chad would not be a good investment. Instead of heeding to the many warning signs, she instead took a "Stand By My Man Stance." and fought with her best friend over not supporting her. I agree the way Jennifer went about warning her was not right, but she was warned. However I do have sympathy for Evelyn at this time, because now she is faced with the making the hardest decision after 1 month of marriage, which is still the honeymoon stage. Walking away takes courage and strength, will she have the courage and strength walk away from someone who has proven to her who he is? Or will she be weakened by his whining apologies, just to continue in the cycle of unfaithful and dishonest matrimony.

748 days ago


I'm not surprised

748 days ago
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