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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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76.

JalenDUI    

Can't wait for the MUG SHOT TMZ!

617 days ago
77.

Jeff Becker    

Wasn't this morons name Ochocinco? He will be bancrupt in less than 5 years.

617 days ago
78.

chefadam    

Head butt could have killed her. How was she not knocked out?

617 days ago
79.

Ty    

I don't know why these women marry these athletes thinking they are gonna be faithful! He's gonna cheat regardless. Leave or deal with it. Sorry it's the ugly truth

617 days ago
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mickeymouse    

The bottom line is what goes around comes back around. I'm not sorry for her,she knew that he was bad before getting in with him. She just wanted to say that shes married to someone famous. Fame caused her now, what she gave to the public she cant take back. I was never a fan of hers, her attitude on BBW was horrible. She treats ppl without respect, now its coming back to her. She's all about money and fame. She needs to be humble. Do you guys remember what she did to Jen from BBW, or ok.....Jen told her about him, she thought she hurt Jen by not inviting her to the Wed, which took place a month ago. My God and she's already having problems.... God help her.

617 days ago
81.

Mazor    

Ouchocinqo

617 days ago
82.

Drey    

Seriously, I bet she headbutted HIM. She is nuts and I wouldn't put it past her. He doesn't have a history of violence...bad choices, maybe, but not violence. I've never much liked him and even I can see he's being railroaded.

617 days ago
83.

Jordan    

Don't worry chad you are a NFL star so it is legal for you to do whatever you want and as far as the NFL they will not do anything because they are cowards.

617 days ago
84.

Jordan    

Ironic the NFL will fine players for going after the head but when an NFL star headbutts his wife they will turn a blind eye.

617 days ago
85.

JR    

SHE HAD IT COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

617 days ago
86.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

He shouldn't have married her period. Now look what it's going to cost him. His money, endorsements and career. She wasn't worth it. The woman is pure trash!

617 days ago
87.

kitnplayn    

American men have no manhood.

617 days ago
88.

For Sooth?    

The ONLY thing worse than all these ballers and rappers getting run in is that most of them go in with those ridic. " nom de plumes". Those STUPID names must make the station house laugh their asses off.

617 days ago
89.

Celebrities Suck    

Condoms huh? Sounds like someone is cheating... If he was a player before they got married he'll be a player after they get married. Sounds like he likes to bake the cake and eat it too.

617 days ago
90.

mike    

Why do you hate on gold diggers and hoes ? Men want women for sex , so intelligent women use that to their advantage.

617 days ago
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