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Chad Johnson Sued

Head-Butt Arrest Made

Our Coconuts Look Bad!

2/1/2013 12:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chad Johnson
's head-butting arrest last year reflected poorly on the coconut water company who hired him (then fired him) as a spokesperson -- and now they want him to PAY UP!!!

Zico Beverages LLC filed a lawsuit against Chad in Los Angeles Superior Court today. The company -- which specializes in primo coconut H2O -- says it struck a deal with Chad in July 2012, for him to be a "positive spokesperson." 

In docs, Zico says part of the deal was that Chad was to "refrain from engaging in any conduct that reflects unfavorably upon Zico."

Fast forward to August 11, 2012 (one month after the deal) Chad was arrested for domestic violence. The next day, he was FIRED from the Miami Dolphins.

Zico says the incident received "significant negative publicity" and therefore damaged Zico's rep. The company says it decided to terminate Chad's agreement for breach of contract -- and asked for all their money back ... but Chad refused.

Now Zico is suing for damages of no less than $40,886.76.

Chad's lawyer had "no comment."

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32 COMMENTS

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16.

wingfreak    

Don't know who the company is but these companies that keep shoving money down celebrity's throat deserve the bad rap. Chad has always been a loose cannon. Quit giving your money to these greedy idiots. I have never bought a product because of the person that sells it in the ad. Frankly, I Don't know why anyone listen to these "paid spokesman". Like I give a siht what some randomly paid spokesperson says.

629 days ago
17.

Los Pepes    

If there ever was a NFL DOUCHEBAG HALL OF FAME
This jerk would be a first ballotteer

629 days ago
18.

Hank    

Coconut water tastes like ****!! I didn't even know he was a spokesperson for this company so how many other people saw any advertising? Coconut water is horrible and they know it so don't blame him.

629 days ago
19.

55vineyard    

I would not drink too much of that stuff, coconut is a natural laxative.

629 days ago
20.

LK    

HOMELESS & SHOELESS IN LA !!!!!
LOL
http://www.eonline.com/news/383923/lindsay-lohan-steps-out-in-socks-no-shoes-a-day-after-court-appearance

629 days ago
21.

KanyeWest    

These things happen

629 days ago
22.

LáLa    

Evelyn has already been drinking Chad's coconut milk again, he is not worried about this shi....

629 days ago
23.

Emilio    

He sort of resembles a coconut

629 days ago
24.

mya89    

Why fire him? They can use his head as a coconut for their logo.

629 days ago
25.

Kookla    

He's s***

629 days ago
26.

ashley    

Hell, I should sue this company because that coconut water tastes like pure shyt...nasty stuff! I did a taste sampling at Publix, where shopping was not a pleasure! Yuck!
And I'm addicted to water - on the rocks with a splash of nuttin ;-)

629 days ago
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