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Chad Johnson

Fired ... Again

8/15/2012 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Here's a shocker -- something actually lasted LESS TIME than Chad Johnson's marriage to Evelyn Lozada -- his endorsement deal with Zico coconut water ... because the drink company just fired his ass ... less than a month after signing him.

A rep for Zico released a statement today, saying, "In light of recent events involving Mr. Johnson, we have decided to terminate our relationship" with him. The "recent events" obviously refer to Johnson's domestic violence arrest this weekend ... after he allegedly headbutted Lozada.

The rep adds, "The values we espouse, through our employees, our customers and our brand, are central to our mission. We have taken this proactive step to demonstrate just how important those values are." 

Zico signed Johnson on July 25th. Johnson married his soon-to-be ex-wife Evelyn on July 4th.

The downward spiral continues.

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31.

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763 days ago
32.

sidithers    

Karmas my favorite b.itch

763 days ago
33.

djames    

I THINK THIS IS REDICULOUS! I BELIEVE THEY ARE TAKING IT TO FAR. IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT IF EVELYN HAD A SAINT REPUTATION, BUT WE ALL KNOW THIS ISN'T TRUE, THAT LIKE SAYING IT'S OK FOR HER TO ATTEMPT TO JUMP JEN MILLIONS OF TIMES, OR THROW BOTTLES AT KENYA, OR ANY OF THE OTHER CRAZY THINGS SHE DID. SHE WAS PROBABLY OUT OF CONTROL AT THIS IN THIS SITUATION AS WELL. NOT SAYING THAT WHAT CHAD DID WAS EXCEPTABLE BY ANY MEANS, BUT I MEAN SHE HAS A TERRIBLE REP AND ANGER ISSUES HERSELF! JUST BE FAIR. SO NOW HE LOSES EVERYTHING WHILE SHE PROFITS?

763 days ago
34.

BUTTERBEANS    

I bet he wished he had not married her. But that is water under the bridge, now he has to deal with his new life outside of the spotlight.

763 days ago
35.

CRH    

Wow!!! TMZ seems like they do not like Chad Johnson!! It's almost like they want to make sure that he never recovers from this. Whatever happened is totally up to the law to figure out. I really hate to see individuals (i.e. Chad and Evelyn) go through things like this. Just report the story...stop getting a kick out of someone else's misfortunes. TMZ leave Chad alone! It's not funny to lose a job...too many people are going through that right now!

763 days ago
36.

RoyalClass    

Some people wait patiently for you to make a slight or huge mistake so they can f*ck your life up BIG time!!

762 days ago
37.

Donna    

I don't trust Evelyn and wouldn't be surprised if she infact threw the first blow. And to Chad, you get what you pay for. She showed you who she was all season on the show...not cute.

762 days ago
38.

lynsey    

what happened to innocent until proven guilty, I won't buy this product

762 days ago
39.

mspritzee    

Chad such a sad way too end your career.. I hope this isnt the end for you..Humility and seeking God is a must for you going forward. Didn't your mother ever tell you'that if you lay down with stray dogs you will get fleas? Translation you will get bit!!!!!!! O and that sell out attitude really got you caught! Lastly, I am thankful for you that eve wasn't white cause you would still be locked up and facing some prison time. Didn't learn from Tiger Woods(who just cheated on Elin) who lost endorsements and O.J sits in prison right now! WOw brothas never learn! You are not above the fray!

762 days ago
40.

Major    

Damn!!!

He's losing everything a little too quick, I wouldn't expect him to his professional job and endorsements this quick because of this whole dispute.

I know alot of professional athletes that been through similar things that didn't suffer this much

762 days ago
41.

cha cha    

Did you ever once think about all the children involved. Two violent dirtbags. You brought this on and have no sympathy from anyone. Just the poor children that got stuck with you and Ocho.

762 days ago
42.

wow    

Of course that bitch filed for divorce. Chad lost his job,, his money was all she was after. Now he has nothing...his life destroyed in an instant, she has no more use for him...what a dirty b&^%&

762 days ago
43.

nanci    

he's a grown man and should know how to behave, when you have endorsements and a career that you are in the public, you have to watch your behavior. Why marry if you know the woman gets on your nerves

762 days ago
44.

nanci    

he's a grown man and should know how to behave, when you have endorsements and a career that you are in the public, you have to watch your behavior. Why marry if you know the woman gets on your nerves

762 days ago
45.

nanci    

Chad knew that Evelyn is a drama queen and with the reality show, she gonna start fights because thats how the ratings climb. Chad should have walked away, why you not going to get off scotch free like Pilar's ex husband, at least he get to keep his house, and give his ex a small amount per month. Chad going to end up in a homeless shelter, when you have it keep it and be grateful every day.

762 days ago
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