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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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158 COMMENTS

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61.

Urban Ruffian    

Son did wrong

718 days ago
62.

daftshadow    

Chad kinda looks like Floyd Mayweather

718 days ago
63.

dennis hinman    

what a ass he is so full of himself now what

718 days ago
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Lady Tee    

Ok, here's my take on the situation. IT'S BAD FOR CHAD. I believe that Ev said what she said to Chad to get him to the alter. So, in her mind, as long as they weren't married, he could "DO" whatever/whomever he wanted. Once she got that ring, she flipped her script & didn't bother to inform Chad of her change in protocol. Thus, she's the instigator in all this & chose to handle the situation immaturely & WRONG. How else was he gonna get her to SHUT THE F**K UP? The headbutt WAS wrong & he's being punished. TOO SEVERELY if you ask me, but it's what he signed on for when he agreed to put a ring on it.

718 days ago
65.

Carrie Leyendecker    

why do so many brothas hit their women?

718 days ago
66.

SteepSlider    

Soon to be selling crack on a corner near you.

718 days ago
67.

Regina garcia    

punk!!

718 days ago
68.

Eryca    

She probably head butted him ...She knew what she was getting in to & so did he.. They both look so stupid a real love affair would never end over a reciept for condoms... He's only sorry he got caught up like this never marry someone u hooked up with on twitter..:

718 days ago
69.

dd    

If the girls on the show had pressed charges Ev would have a history too!

718 days ago
70.

J.L.    

So he slapped a woman? WOW! That is one of the worst things that a man could ever do! Cry me a ****ing river! Women slap men for all sorts of things! They need to get their spoiled asses slapped every now and again to remind of them of the potential repercussions for hitting people.

718 days ago
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TAMELA    

I tried to tell ya "Chad, please don't marry a hoe, a ghetto rat, a classless ass" but you wouldn't listen! :( now your rep is ruined, you have no job, and your family is embarassed, and all the hoes from your old tv show are laughing at you...what a shame. was a used up. strecthed out of shape piece of kitty worth it ? talk about delilah taking down samson, uh? :(

718 days ago
72.

mspritzee    

He knew what Evelyn was all about! He was the little boy who got played!No doubt Evelyn Lozada is far from innocent! Despite her ghetto fabulosity way of being, she was the grown woman who got her man and sexted him into marrying her. He is the immature little boy who got played like a sucka! He knew Evelyn was an around the way girl and she was an easy catch because the real MEN knew what she was all about.Chad is so naive but yet so arrogant! Evelyn knew chad was a cheater but guess what boo(chad) all the ish changed once you married her! It saddens me to see him loose his career over some unnecessary crapola! Physical violence is never okay! Chad let this be a lesson! All you have too do is trade places with a working class poor person and you will appreciate your gift(skill set) from God! Humility is A MUST MY BROTHA!

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718 days ago
73.

TAMELA    

I tried to tell ya "Chad, please don't marry a hoe, a ghetto rat, a classless ass" but you wouldn't listen! :( now your rep is ruined, you have no job, and your family is embarassed, and all the hoes from your old tv show are laughing at you...what a shame. was a used up. strecthed out of shape piece of kitty worth it ? talk about delilah taking down samson, uh? :(

718 days ago
74.

TAMELA    

I tried to tell ya "Chad, please don't marry a hoe, a ghetto rat, a classless ass" but you wouldn't listen! :( now your rep is ruined, you have no job, and your family is embarassed, and all the hoes from your old tv show are laughing at you...what a shame. was a used up. strecthed out of shape piece of kitty worth it ? talk about delilah taking down samson, uh? :(

718 days ago
75.

Honeybee60    

Have you forgotten that Evelyn has a history of violence too?

717 days ago
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