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Chad Johnson

Domestic Violence Arrest

... Ruined My Career

7/31/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0731_chad_johnson_tmzSeems Chad Johnson fully understands the consequences of his actions -- saying his 2012 domestic violence arrest didn't just ruin his NFL career ... it also destroyed his legacy. 

The former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver went to Twitter this morning and in an obvious reference to the incident with then-wife Evelyn Lozada wrote, "3 seconds of anger cost me a lifetimes worth of work."

0731_ochocinco_tweetHe continued, "I LOVE everything in sight for a reason, those few seconds I stopped doing so." 

After Johnson's arrest, he was immediately cut from the Miami Dolphins and was essentially blacklisted from the NFL.

Johnson is now playing ball in Canada ... but it's clear he believes his arrest overshadows his achievements on the gridiron. 

Chad then tweeted ... "Now that was a #TBT"

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1.

FREEDOM    

IT S.U.C.K.S. TO BE YOU.......

81 days ago
2.

FREEDOM    

HATE BREEDS ANGER....

81 days ago
3.

Roman    

The bitch was out of line!

81 days ago
4.

kitten roulaine    

Don't hit women! Although, I empathize with you having chose that, ghetto, violent, cheap, foul mouthed trick banshee named Evelyn.

81 days ago
5.

Ray    

Ocho Stinko

81 days ago
6.

Noog    

Canada has a football team? lmao.

81 days ago
7.

RG7323    

What ruined Johnson's career was his inability to memorize a playbook, which was the reason he didn't ever play in New England, unless it was the 'run down the field as fast as you can' play.

81 days ago
8.

Mr Barcliff    

CHAD DIDNT GET THE CHANCE RAY DID. I FEEL HE GOT THE WORSE OF IT THAN RAY BECAUSE RAY HAD NO PRIOR INCIDENTS AND ALSO, THE SELF PROMOTION HURT CHAD. THERE ARE FEW THINGS AMERICAN'S(WHITE) DONT FORGIVE, HURTING ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY DOGS(THEY LOVE ANIMALS MORE THAN PEOPLE, MAINLY AFRICANS WHO LIVE IN AMERICA) SO "NEVER HURT ANIMALS ESPECIALLY DOGS(REMEMBER MIKE VICK IS "STILL HATED")! THE OTHER ONE IS HURTING KIDS, PERIOD, NO MOLESTATION AT ALL IS TOLERATED, PERIOD, NO EXCUSES, REGARDLESS OF RACE. WE ALL HATE THAT MORE THAN ANYTHING. THE 3RD ONE IS HITTING WOMAN, NO WAY TO WIN. RAY GOT OF "EASY" HE REALLY WAS BLESSED HE HAD NO PAST INCIDENTS NOR WAS HE TROUBLE OUTSIDE OF THE NFL. CHAD, SADLY HAD BEEN SO SELF PROMOTING, IT OVERSHADOWED THE FACT HE WASNT A BAD SEED. ITS SAD THAT WE MAKE BAD DECISIONS IN LIFE AND SOME ARE NEVER ABLE TO BE FORGIVEN BY OTHER HUMANS. WHATS EVEN SADDER TO ME IS, MOST OF US HAVE SKELETON'S, THINGS WE DID THAT ARE DIRTY NOBODY IS AWARE OF AND WE GET AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE NOBODY CARES ABOUT US. OH, THE DIRT IVE DONE IM ASHAMED OF AND WHEN I DD THOSE THINGS I ACTUALLY WAS CLUELESS I WAS DOING WRONG UNTIL I GOT OLDER. SOMETIMES YOUTH IS THE CURSE MORE THAN THE BLESSING!!! CHAD WAS A GREAT WR. HE SHOULD BE AN EXAMPLE FOR THOSE AFTER HIM THAT YOU CAN BE A GOOD GUY BUT, TO MUCH SELF PROMOTION WHEN BLACK AND OF AFRICAN DECENT CAN QUICKLY MAKE YOU HATED, ASK LEBRON, ALL HE DID WAS ANNOUNCE HE WAS GOING TO MIAMI AND HE BECAME HATED!!!! I WONDER WHY? LGNM

81 days ago
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Mr Barcliff    

I FEEL FOR YOU SHAD, WAS A FAN OF YOUR FOOTBALL GAME. TO BE REAL, YOU MARRIED THE WRONG WOMAN. SHE SEEMED TO BE ABOUT WHO YOU WERE TO ME. SHE DIDNT JUST HAPPEN TO ALWAYS END UP WITH STARS BUT, IM NOT EXCUSING WHAT YOU DID BUT, IF WITH A BETTER WOMAN, I DOUBT THAT HAPPENS AT ALL. A GOOD WOMAN MAKES A MAN BE UP TO HER STANDARDS. PRAY FOR CARL CRAWFORD, HOW HE DECIDED TO MARRY HER IS SAD TO ME. I THOUGHT SHE WAS A GOLD DIGGER, EVEN THOSE WITH MONEY CAN DIG. ASIDE FROM THE VIOLENCE BETWEEN YOU AND HER, YOU GOT AWAY FROM HER IN TIME. SHE WASNT A GOOD PERSON CHAD. I FEEL BAD FOR YOU THOUGH, HUMANS JUST DINT FORGIVE PEOPLE FOR CERTAIN ACTS, THEY LOVE DOGS MORE THAN HUMANS!!! LGNM

81 days ago
10.

Swerve     

Thanks for a penetrating glimpse into the obvious El Ocho-StinkO

81 days ago
11.

Noog    

One time on Twitter Mr. Johnson posted photographs of his trip to Bed Bath & Beyond with Evelyn. Those were the good ole days eh Mr. Johnson?

81 days ago
12.

Vote2012    

That's only part of the problem the other reason is plain stupidity and his big mouth.

81 days ago
13.

Ginger    

Pick a better woman next time

81 days ago
14.

Seraphina    

Sad

80 days ago
15.

Seraphina    

This is sad, guys, if a woman has no other prospects in life than to leech of of you, that should be a warn right there. If your girl doesn't have it ave it together and wants you to buy stuff for her, run as fast as you can.
Evelyn is all phony, an empty plastic shell, fake hair, teeth,boobs,ass,abs. She is mentally substandard, violent,foul mouthed and illiterate. If chad, his team mates, Kenny Anderson, TO, Walker, Crawford, like that, then they deserve everything that happens to them , she is an obvious con artist, gold digger, super slut. And she is NOT even cute under all those pounds of make up. Imbeciles!

80 days ago
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