Chad Johnson is a former NFL football player. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals, and wore number 85. Some years ago, he decided to change his name to Chad “Ochocinco”, defining himself by his number. He may soon be wearing another number, as a prison inmate.
The once again ‘Chad Johnson’, is in trouble with the law. There is a warrant out for his arrest in Broward County, Florida, for skipping out on his probation and a court-ordered domestic violence counseling program. He missed his probation appointments in March and April, so on May 7th, a judge signed the arrest warrant. His whereabouts are unknown, but a recent ‘tweet’ indicated he was in California.
In August, he was arrested for ‘domestic violence’. He allegedly “head-butted” his wife of only one month, Evelyn Lozada, after they argued over a receipt for condoms she found in his car. He was given a year’s probation when he pled “no contest”.
Johnson played for the Bengals from 2001 to 2010. He was released and signed by the New England Patriots. He was ineffective and lasted only through the 2011 season. The Miami Dolphins gave him a chance to play for them in 2012, but after the domestic abuse charge, and irritating Dolphin management, he was released the same day he was charged. At one news conference, he had launched an expletive-laced rant, claiming that he had smoked marijuana with rock star Gene Simmons during the offseason and that he was seriously considering a second career in pornography.
Before he married Lozada, he appeared on “Dancing With The Stars”. He lost in the semi-finals. To thank his dance partner, Cheryl Burke, he gave her a $10,000 diamond ring. They later admitted to having a ‘personal’ relationship.
Johnson was a six-time pro-bowler. In his eleven years, he had 766 receptions for 11,059 yards, and scored 67 touchdowns.
There were rumors recently that he had become involved with K.Michelle, the R&B singer and star of “Love And Hip Hop Atlanta”. Reports said he recently purchased a pet monkey for her. She revealed that she had once been part of an abusive relationship.
“I would never date Ocho. Not saying he’s a bad person or anything,” K.Michelle told New York City radio host Angela Yee recently. “I want him as my friend and I wanted a pet monkey and we found this monkey. He was trying to buy me some shoes for my birthday.”
She said that because of her past experience and Johnson’s history, she could never be romantically involved with him.
“He’s a really good person but it’s kind of a scary situation for me. My fans were showing they weren’t pleased with that,” K.Michelle told the Power 105.1 fm radio host. “But he’s a cool guy, he’s going to be my friend. But a love connection, too many (expletives) too many issues.”
The Guardian Express