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Chad Johnson

History of Domestic Violence

8/14/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0813_chad_johnson_tmzChad Johnson is no stranger to domestic violence -- TMZ has learned the former NFL star was secretly found guilty of battering a woman in 2000 ... 12 years before he allegedly struck again.

According to court records obtained by TMZ, Johnson was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery in L.A. on February 7, 2000 ... just before he began playing football for Oregon State University.

Sources close to the case tell us the victim was his GF at the time ... and she told police the football star had slapped her in the face after he accused her of cheating on him.

According to court records, Johnson -- 22 years old at the time -- pled no contest ... and the court found him guilty of domestic battery.

Johnson was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to serve 45 days in L.A. County Jail. But Johnson struck a deal with the court which allowed him to avoid jail ... as long as he completed 30 days of graffiti removal work with CalTrans. Johnson was also required to complete a 12 month batterer's counseling program and ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim.

But Johnson didn't complete his probation requirements in a timely manner ... according to court records, he blew off the hard labor AND the dom. violence program for years.

After a judge tacked on an additional 15 days of graffiti removal, Johnson finally completed his legal obligations in 2002 ... when he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Now, Johnson finds himself in a similar situation ... having been accused of battering a woman once again ... his wife Evelyn Lozada.

Johnson told police he did nothing wrong this time around. He's expected back in court soon to enter his plea.

We called Johnson's lawyer. He had no comment.

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46.

anony    

Meh.

770 days ago
47.

rosa    

she is real gettto

770 days ago
48.

Soamazing    

Many comments mentioned that he had a clean record until Ev's drama became public. Said he had never been arrested until she "ruined" everything. This post has its purpose. He has a do***ented history of violence against women. To say it sooo long ago is ridiculous. The woman that reported the first time had to likely had to dig deep and pull out courage the report such an event. He wasn't a star then and DV is nothing to brag about. Who knows how many women he has battered but didn't tell. Its embarrassing for the woman to admit to being in such a relationship. This is why so many people are angry and judging Ev, because she is a meany. She reports abuse and is crucified. She was an abuser herself. Doesn't make it right.

770 days ago
49.

cornydot    

All those dudes hit their wife and cheat she knows the business. She knows her role and is willing to do with it for material gain. I guess in her world, its better than dealing with a poor dude who hits you and you are scambling to pay your bills and don't have the luxuries.

770 days ago
50.

RhondaRochelle    

UM REALLY? Is this all you have.. he slapped somebody 12 yrs ago and that's a pattern? you have got to be kidding me.. I'm sure many ppl even commenting on this site have smack a few folks in the Last 12 yrs.. Get On with That!!

770 days ago
51.

Ravenwolf    

12 years ago does not make history, and she has a far more extensive history of violence on tape from the last year.. nevermind 12 years ago.
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i'm against violence in any home, but, in this case i believe both are equally guilty.
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how the hell does someone get community service for assualting another person? not to mention doesn't do it in the time frame set, but never really punished for it?

770 days ago
52.

AZCHIC83    

thats what you get you ******* im glad they kicked you off the team and got your show cancelled. i hope your ass does jail time maybe this time around you will learn. only cowards hit women and you sir are the biggest of them all... i would love to see you hit me like that... ill **** your whole world up and walk away whistling a song you hate.

770 days ago
53.

shar    

Onces a hitter always a hitter unless you get some sort of help, which he obviously didn't. How many women haven't come forward because of some sort of payout or plain scared. Women who put up with this **** need help as well.

770 days ago
54.

pm    

Chad ocho sinco who the f--k cares what an itdiot and so is she.

770 days ago
55.

ChicaPimp    

What an ass! He thinks he can do WHATEVER he wants I saw the Picture of the girl he was F****** and EV looks way better and You know what EV go to T.O He actually has a JOB now LOL F*** off OCHOA**HOLE

770 days ago
56.

ouzo    

Why dont they just put this man in preson where he belongs how many chances does he get just because hes i supposed to be some body he ant **** lock him up let his ass get beat up and dont put him in some sepial prizon pit him in with the general population

770 days ago
57.

be real    

Who cares. Do you really expect Better?

She is an ex jayz video h-0 and he is a dumb athlete!!! He just killed his career and gave her loser no talent psuedo celeb but another 15 minutes !! Thanx a lot Chad!!!

770 days ago
58.

wifey06    

CAN TMX POST HOW MANY FIGHTS THIS VIDEO- H-O HAS STARTED OR GOTTEN INTO

EVELYN IS EVIL.. I WILL WAIT TO HEAR BOTH SIDES BECAUSE SHE IS A BULLY!!!!!


KARMA AT ITS BEST!!!! MAYBE SHE WILL LEARN NOT TO PUT HER HANDS ONANYONE ELSE.. BE REAL HYPOCRIT.

HOW CAN SHE BE APOSTER CHILD FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE AND SHE IS AWLAYS FIGHTING OR STARTING A FIGHT.

TMZ PLEASE POST HOW MANY FIGHTS EVELYN HAS GOTTENINTO SINCE BEINGON THE DEVIL SHAUNIE SHOW!!!!!

ANULLMENT OCHO!!!

770 days ago
59.

wat    

a slap across the face is not domestic violence this is pathetic ****ing *******

770 days ago
60.

SunnyshineRain    

Evelyn Lozada - History of Violence.
TMZ there are two sides to this story. Until we hear the other side from Chad Johnson it’s only fair that you guy’s post an article titled: “Evelyn Lozada - History of Violence” and list all of her violent attacks and video clips from the BBW’s show (all on YT). Thug Evelyn is no stranger to violence towards other people as well.

Based on Thug Evelyn’s current actions on BBW years 2010-2012, Thug Evelyn and Chad Johnsons heads more than likely collided in his teeny tiny smart car as she violently attacked him, so he might not have head-butted her at all. Thug Evelyn Lozada has a current day/minute/second history of physically attacking people when she is mad. She is the most violent person on “reality” TV. Thug Evelyn IS a bully, a mean woman, a violent fighter and a proud thug, who IS the poster child of physical violence towards others. Based on her history, Thug Evelyn was more than likely the aggressor and violently attacked Chad Johnson after discovering the condom receipt. Their heads more than likely collided in Chad’s teeny tiny smart car as Thug Evelyn violently attacked Chad. The truth will come out when Chad Johnson tells his side of the story. Look at her video history of violent attacks towards half a dozen people within the last 2 years alone on the BBW reality TV show. Thug Evelyn more than likely found the condom receipt, then threw something at Chad (that’s her start-a-fight style), then slapped him, punched him, kicked him and their heads more than likely collided as he tried to stop her from attacking him. Thug Evelyn has violently attacked and fought many women on the BBW reality show. Here is a brief summary of Thug Evelyn’s "video recorded" violent history. THUG-EVELYN’S FIGHT #1. BBW Episode1 Thug Evelyn threw a drink AND drinking glass in a women’s face at a restaurant and threaten to continue to physically harm the woman. THUG-EVELYN’S FIGHT #2. Thug Evelyn had a physical altercation with Tami Roman because Thug Evelyn slept with Tami’s husbands twice (or more) while he was married to Tami. THUG-EVELYN’S FIGHT #3. Thug Evelyn threw a drink and martini glass at Royce Reed at a nightclub lounge then violently attacked her. THUG-EVELYN’S FIGHT #4. Thug Evelyn violently attacked Kenya Bell at a restaurant and threw a large bottle of wine towards Kenya’s head which could have killed Kenya. THUG-EVENLY’S FIGHT #5. Thug Evelyn violently attacked Jennifer Williams twice, once at a restaurant which Thug Evelyn successfully hit Jennifer in the head with a handbag. THUGH-EVELYN’S FIGHT #6. On a second occasion, Thug Evelyn jumped over a large dining table to violently attacked Jennifer Williams and attempted to throw a large oversized vase at Jennifer’s head which could have killed Jennifer. I’m sure I left out other Thug Evelyn Attacks, including the attacks that weren’t recorded during the BBW shootings. Based on Thug Evelyn’s history of attacking people, Thug Evelyn and Chad’s heads more than likely collided as she violently attacked him in his tiny smart car. Any person who believes ANYTHING that a thug like Evelyn Lozada has to say without first hearing Chad Johnson’s side of the story is an idiot.

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