Dolphins WR arrested on domestic violence charge

Police say Chad Johnson head-butts wife

Broward County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Chad Johnson
Broward County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Chad Johnson

DAVIE, Fla. – Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson, formerly known as Ochocinco, was arrested Saturday after Davie police said he head-butted his wife of less than two months.

Davie police said the two were on their way home from dinner when his wife found a receipt for a box of condoms in the car. A fight ensued and escalated when they got to their Davie home. Once in the driveway, Evelyn Lozada said Johnson head-butted her. Johnson told police she leaned forward and they hit heads accidentally, police said.

Johnson was arrested for domestic violence- simple battery. He was in Davie police custody Saturday night but was expected to be transferred to the Broward County Jail before midnight.

Johnson cannot be granted bond until he appears before a judge, which means he will most likely spend the night in jail, Davie police said.

WPLG-TV spoke to the Miami Dolphins Saturday and the team said they are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all the relevant information.

Johnson married Lozada, a cast member on the VH1 reality TV series, "Basketball Wives" on July 4.

Many people know about Johnson's big personality on and off the field-- he has been a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars," starred in his own VH1 dating reality show called "Ultimate Catch," and has appeared clad in nothing but a strategically placed football in a PETA ad. However, Johnson has never had any trouble with the law.

In the Dolphins' first preseason game Friday night, Johnson dropped the only pass thrown to him, but he did start the game.