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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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mary    

watched the bbw show an she is always trying to hit one of the ladies on the show. she is very abusive on the show. now it looks like someone was right back at her (on her own terms). it is awful to have anyone abuse the other, but she has done this to someone else many times. anyone who abuses the other person belongs in jail, including women.

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92.

Jordan    

How proud is Steve Ross of his prize wide reciever.

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93.

angel    

Sex gone bad? Oh Evelyn, you finally got it!

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94.

mindi77    

Everybody will fawn all over him like they do Chris Brown...hey maybe he can pass out some awards and get some for himself.......loser

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MechelleGee    

I knew something like this was going to happen! I would have thought he would have cheated, but she let him do that! So the only thing left to do was to put his hands on her! But WOW!!!!!

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96.

noel    

It's good that white girls are learning what black girls have known for years. Black men (most) are s***, they are no prize!

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97.

gill    

Like attracts like.

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98.

DC    

I don't understand why she mad about the box of condoms. He told her on national tv (before the wedding) that he is not a one woman's man. She knows this. She married him anyway. I hope she wasn't thinking he was going to change.

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99.

QueenS    

The second i saw this headline i was not at all surprised. Everybody knows from basketball wives what a b*tch evelyn is, & chad has a temper on him too. she does a damn good job at provoking people & causing drama. Im in no way saying that what he did was right, but one of these days something was bound to happen. He's stupid for getting married to somebody who's a known gold digging rat! he should have taken his money & ran from that ho while he still had the chance! its too late now.

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100.

Sam Sunshine     

He finally met his match, the bitch is crazy.

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101.

Tammy    

She's a gold digging ho and he's the idiot who wanted to turn a ho into a housewife. Didn't he learn from Deion Sanders' attempt to turn a ho into a housewife? I knew this wouldn't last, but I didn't think it would turn violent. Oh, well. Whatever.

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102.

Nicole    

ON Basketball wives she said, and I quote, "I don't care if you cheat as long as I know bout it." So you give him permission before the marriage then gets mad when he does it? I'm Confused- Chick make up your mind I don't condone abuse but She is drama filled and I bet she had a part in the headbutt and is being vindictive and crying wolf!

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103.

DeweyOxberger    

Sucks to be Chad.

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104.

HumanNature    

WHY DID THEY GET MARRIED IN THE FIRST PLACE????

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105.

peachpie    

chad is gonna loose his real job chasing nonsense. t

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