was just arrested in Florida -- after a smoking hot Broward County judge determined the ex-NFL star violated his probation stemming from his 2012 domestic violence bust ... TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... a warrant had been issued
for Johnson's arrest earlier this month after he failed to report to his probation officer on 2 occasions AND failed to show proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class.
Johnson's probation stemmed from his domestic violence conviction involving ex-wife Evelyn Lozada last year.
35-year-old Johnson appeared in a Broward County courtroom over his alleged probation violation -- and moments ago, the judge determined Chad WAS in violation and ordered him to be arrested and jailed.
Chad tried to tell the judge how the entire situation was a big misunderstanding -- but she wasn't having it ... watch the video.
TMZ has obtained Johnson's booking sheet -- he's listed as 6'4" 190 pounds.
Bond has been set at $1,000.
and LeBron James
really are gunning for the NBA playoffs.
The massive Miami Heat superstars took time out from practicing for this week's playoffs to show off their rock hard buff shirtless pecs, arms and abs on the beach in Miami this weekend.
Unfortunately, the A-list ballers will have to put on jerseys to battle the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday.
It should be a good game ... as long as Dwyane keeps those awful manpris
REAALLLY doesn't wanna see his estranged wife Porsha Williams
anymore ... 'cause the ex-NFL star just changed the locks on the family home to keep her out ... this according to Porsha.
The "Real Housewives of ATL" star just filed new docs in her divorce war with Kordell ... and it appears the nasty split just got even NASTIER.
According to the docs, filed in family court in Georgia and obtained by TMZ, Porsha claims Kordell has locked her out of their residence on multiple occasions ... and she had to have her lawyer beg Kordell's people for a key.
Sources close to the situation tell us Kordell isn't playing ball -- and hasn't forked over a key.
But there's more ... according to the docs, Porsha tried to work things out with Kordell in a mediation session, but she claims he blew the whole thing off ... and called it a "waste of everyone's time."
Porsha wants a judge to force Kordell to either allow her to use the house ... or pay her enough cash so she can get a "suitable alternative residence."
Sources tell us Porsha is currently living with her mom in ATL -- guess she feels it's just not a "suitable residence" for a grown woman.
Calls to Kordell's people have not been returned.
"At least you're not Chad Johnson
" might be something people say soon ... because on top of being a wanted man, TMZ has learned the former NFL star's finances are sinking faster than his career.
Chad filed new court docs as part of an ongoing battle with one of his baby mamas, Andrea Pearson, asking a judge to lower his $5,420 per month child support payments because he claims can't afford it.
In the docs, Chad says he agreed to that number back in March 2012, when he was a successful NFL star. He says he now "finds himself without a contract and without a team. Simply [I am] unemployed."
He also says, at such a late stage in his career, it is CERTAIN he will never make the kind of cash he once did.
The news is a far cry from his money days ... in 2012, Chad claimed he raked in $66k per month
. But he got released from the Dolphins
in August after his head butting arrest
and his endorsement deals dropped like flies
As TMZ first reported, a warrant was issued
for Chad's arrest on May for an alleged probation violation, also stemming from the domestic violence case.
Hmmm ... where'd it all go wrong?
OJ Simpson i
s already planning life after jail -- despite the fact that his conviction has yet to be overturned -- and priority numero uno: a massive college speaking tour to line his pockets.
Simpson is gunning for a retrial
in his 2007 armed robbery case, for which he's currently serving out a 33-year-sentence. If a new trial happens, and his conviction is overturned, Simpson's time behind bars could be drastically reduced.
With high hopes of getting out soon, Simpson reportedly told a source close to The NY Post
that he plans to go on a nationwide college tour to make some cold, hard cash speaking about the Nicole Brown murder case.
OJ told the source, “I'm excited. I mean, they teach the 'Trial of the Century' in school, so who better to talk about it than me?”
According to the report, Simpson could make up to $1,000 per speech.
The Wisconsin racetrack where Dick Trickle
forged his legacy -- winning TONS of races en route to becoming a NASCAR star -- is honoring the driver with a special pre-race ceremony when stock car season kicks off later this month, TMZ has learned.
It's all happening at the Wisconsin International Raceway
in Kaukauna, WI (just south of Green Bay) -- where Trickle won so many races during his pre-NASCAR career, track officials named a building in Turn 2 the "Dick Trickle Pavilion."
We've learned ... officials at the W.I.R. have greenlit plans to commemorate their local hero with a memorial lap in Dick's honor on May 30 ... with the pace car carrying a black flag.
A rep for the company says Trickle was "a true champion, good friend and will be missed by all."
As we previously reported
, officials say Dick died Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in North Carolina.
' estranged wife would've SCOFFED at a $6k credit card bill when she was happily married to a rich guy ... but now, she's RUNNING from it, this according a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
We've learned ... Capital One
has slapped Pilar Sanders
with a big, fat lawsuit in Texas for allegedly failing to make payments on a $6,160.25 bill ... an amount she used to consider chump change.
We've been reporting for months ... Pilar and Deion are at WAR -- and Prime Time even kicked her out of his Texas mansion. Pilar has lawyered up and wants a cut of the NFL legend's fortune, estimated at more than $250 million.
But for now Capital One just wants its $6k ... and according to court docs, the bank says it reached out to Pilar in January, 2013, demanding she cough up the cash ... but she never paid.
Now, C.O. is suing for the full amount plus court costs.
What's in your wallet?
A rep for Pilar tells TMZ ... any financial strain Pilar is under is because Deion hasn't paid her the money she's owed in a timely manner.
's latest surfin' safari was a TOTAL DISASTER ... all because greedy jet skiers have overrun and RUINED the Tahitian spot he made famous ... the surfing icon tells TMZ.
"They are so much more concerned with catching the next wave than with other surfers," the 49-year-old big-wave pioneer said. "The chaos of the jet skis' movement has a circus-like aspect. Some behaviors were borderline clownish."
Laird recalls several near-collisions at his famed spot off of Teahupo'o
this week ... even a few wipeouts caused by wave-grubbing jet skiers thrusting themselves in front of boarders.
"I watched a few surfers go down hard," he said.
He's also taking issue with the number of wave-riders taking crazy risks just to capture video ...
"They're all wearing a bunch of cameras, taking off on waves they have NO chance of making," Laird told us. "They drop in just so they can have a photo of themselves ... 'Wow, look at me!'"
For the uninitiated ... back in 2000, Laird became a major name in surfing after dropping into a dangerous monster wave at the Teahupo'o break ... forever cementing it as a go-to spot for big-wave surfers.
The irony -- he was only able to do it by being towed in ... by a jet ski.
suffered from excruciating pain under his left breast in the days before he killed himself ... and was "very down" about his health situation in his final days, this according to Trickle's brother.
Chuck Trickle opened up to both TMZ and the Las Vegas Review Journal ... saying Dick's death from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound is "a shock to me ... it's real hard to think about."
Chuck says he spoke with Dick just last week ... and the former NASCAR driver was complaining about a severe pain under his left breast that seemed to be getting worse.
"He was having a lot of issues w some pain ... he had sharp pain by his left breast and constant hard pain," Chuck told TMZ.
Chuck says Dick went to the doctor twice a day in an effort to remedy the issue -- and underwent numerous MRIs and CAT scans -- but doctors were never able to determine the cause of the pain.
“He was very down,” Trickle said ... adding, “He more or less said he didn’t know how much longer he could take the pain.”
As TMZ first reported, Trickle left a suicide note at the North Carolina cemetery where he died -- it's unclear if the note explains why Trickle decided to take his own life.
New York Jets
running back Michael Goodson
was arrested in New Jersey early this morning after cops say the 25-year-old was in possession of weed and a loaded handgun.
According to cops, Goodson -- who was signed by the Jets during the off-season to compete for the starting RB job -- was a passenger in an SUV that was parked along Route 80 in Denville, NJ.
Cops say both Goodson and the driver of the vehicle appeared WASTED when they approached the vehicle.
During the encounter, cops say Goodson was found to be in possession of weed (less than 50 grams) -- PLUS a loaded .45 caliber and hollow-point bullets.
FYI -- a hollow-point bullet is used to create maximum damage to its intended target ... and in NJ hollow-points are not allowed to be carried around in public, with few exceptions.
Cops say both Goodson and the driver were so intoxicated that they were both transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver of the SUV was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
According to local reports, both Goodson and the driver were released from the hospital and into the custody of the NJ State Police. They're both still in custody.
If you're unfamiliar with Michael Goodson -- it's probably because he only has 3 career TDs.
sounded extremely calm for a man planning to kill himself when he called 911 yesterday and told the operator, "There's going to be dead body ... suicide."
TMZ has obtained the 911 call made by the NASCAR driver moments before he shot himself. In the call, Trickle gave the dispatcher very detailed instructions about where to find the body at Forest Lawn Cemetery in North Carolina.
When the dispatcher asked Trickle if he was calling about someone else, Trickle replied, "No, I'm the one."
The operator begged Trickle to wait for help ... but her pleas went unanswered.
When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, Trickle's body was discovered right where he said it would be.
Officials say Trickle died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.