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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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46.

Rocky    

No womaN deserves to be hit by their man. And btw **** all y'all racist bastards

713 days ago
47.

ReeB    

Why didn't she just jump on a table? Or whip a wine bottle at him? Or any of the other ratched ass things she did on Basketball Baby Mommas?

713 days ago
48.

BlackBarbie818    

Stevie Wonder could have even seen this coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was a disaster waiting to HAPPEN!!!!!!!

713 days ago
49.

fstblk    

Well,shes got enough forehead!!! Why did'nt you jump on a table evelyn and kick his behind girl!!!!!!

713 days ago
50.

Evie    

She new good and damn well what she was getting into. She's no spring chicken and has been around the block quite a bit from what her "friends" have said.
Nevertheless, violence is her style!!
For no real reason she was always the first 2 hit one of her co-stars so 4 all we know, she jumped on him. They're all savages!!

713 days ago
51.

Nicole    

This is the same woman who was making fun of her castmates clothing choices while she was wearing $1,000 shoes and her mom was living in the projects? Gurl, get your life together.

713 days ago
52.

Sogold    

I mean come on, who didn't see some sort of major drama with these two coming? At least Chad has some sort of talent, but this chick is really only known for being married to sports players.

713 days ago
53.

Demi    

Evelyn Lozada, a known ESCORT from Miami, under the radar style. And this Chad is a moron , fame hungry imbecile. It didn't fool anyone...

713 days ago
54.

genie    

Evelyn abusive ass rub off on Chad.......#SECURITY

713 days ago
55.

christy    

Where do I start? Evelyn tries to beat the hell out of people all the time.( no I don't agree w/men beating women) also if you watched basketball wives SHE said she knew there were going to be GROUPIES and he better be buying some condoms! Her words her permission! She all but said open marriage! This guy is a arrogant bastard! Bet his coach and team owner super proud!

713 days ago
56.

_jamieeee_    

Seems to me like a good season finally to their show! Which btw starts in a few weeks!!!! Can we say publicity stunt?! Smh

713 days ago
57.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Ochocinco just got ochoseis'd.

713 days ago
58.

idelia    

Evelyn knew he was a cheater so why u ask him about anything. Just looking real stupid your bf told you now u lost your best friend for a cheater and a womanizer . And a man who will whip your azz to. Is it worth it for Chad please better men out there love your self and get your bf back and move on. Next time it might be more then a headbutt.

713 days ago
59.

Crystal    

I hope he gets ocho cinco months in jail!!!

713 days ago
60.

Genesis    

I'm very disappointed DM has became this trending fad of the century so it seems. He's barely on the team in Miami. His day's are numbered. This head butting stuff gives new meaning to 'Hard Knocks' S/N now he might need the condoms in jail for this incident. Stop the violence!

713 days ago
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