Chad Johnson’s Rapid Fall From Grace
DAVIE (CBS4) – Former Miami Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson’s life has spun out of control since an alleged domestic violence incident with his wife Saturday night.
Johnson was cut by the Dolphins Sunday and will not receive any pay for the contract he signed to join the team, because the contract was not guaranteed.
Then Monday afternoon, VHI announced that they had pulled the plug on a reality show featuring Johnson and his wife Evelyn Lazada Johnson, “Ev and Ocho,” which was scheduled to premier September 3rd.
“Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev and Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it,” said VH1 in a statement.
VH1 had taped 11 episodes, according to profootballtalk.com
Johnson’s brother Chauncy hoped things will finally settle down.
“Are you hoping that this thin will work out in the end?” CBS4’s Peter D’Oench asked Chanucy Monday. “I’m pretty sure it will. It is God’s will,” Chauncy Johnson said.
Chad Johnson may have indirectly foreshadowed his own demise on the premier episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks series.
“I promise you I’m going to get arrested on my day off,” Johnson said to a Dolphins staffer.
Johnson’s rapid fall from grace started Saturday when Davie Police said they were called to Johnson’s Long Lake Ranches.
“They spoke to the female who indicated she was married to Chad Johnson and that they had an argument over the receipt of a box of condoms she had found in the car,” police Capt. Dale Engle said.
The police report indicates Lozada Johnson, called her husband and they got into a smart car outside their home to discuss the issue.
Authorities said tensions escalated and Johnson head-butted his wife.
Police said Johnson claims his wife leaned forward, and he accidentally bumped heads with her.
“She had quite a laceration on her forehead. It was described to me as 2 to 3 inches in length and as we all know head wounds bleed a lot and her face was covered in blood,” Engle said.
The report said Johnson became visibly upset and his wife told police she feared for her life.
Police said she ran and hid outside a neighbor’s home until they arrived and called 911.
- Click here to listen to the 911 call. (WAV File)
Authorities said Johnson drove around the community looking for his wife, and was eventually arrested before 9 p.m. Saturday. He was charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor.
According to Chauncy Johnson, Chad has not said anything at all about the allegations.
On Sunday a judge set bond at $2,500 and order Johnson to stay away from the victim, his wife, Evelyn Lozada Johnson.
As Johnson left the Broward County jail Sunday afternoon, he hugged his brother.
“I’ll see you at home,” he said. Those were the only words the former Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver spoke as he walked to a waiting vehicle.
Chauncy Johnson didn’t want to discuss the incident and said his brother felt the same way.
“I know you’re doing your job, but I’m alright, ok,” Chauncy said. “I can’t answer anymore questions.”
Johnson and his wife married just over a month ago.
Johnson’s Attorney, Adam Swickle, did not talk about the details of the case, but released this statement to CBS4 News:
“Chad Johnson has not been charged with a crime. He has been arrested and the State Attorney now begins an investigation and we are going to work with the State Attorney’s office in that investigation. Other than that, I have no comment.”