Chad Johnson Charged With Headbutting Wife

Police say argument caused by receipt for condoms
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2012 6:28 AM CDT
Updated Aug 12, 2012 9:32 AM CDT
In this March 7, 2012, file photo, NFL player Chad Johnson poses with then-fiancee, Evelyn Lozada, at an event in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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(Newser) – Miami Dolphin Chad Johnson, previously aka Chad Ochocinco, was arrested last night in an alleged domestic violence, after police say he headbutted his wife during an argument, reports the Sun-Sentinel. The fight broke out after Johnson's new wife, Evelyn Lozada, a star from the reality TV series Basketball Wives, found a receipt for a box of condoms.

"It gets pretty heated," said the local police department captain. "She alleges he leaned over and headbutted her. He says she leaned towards him and that they butted heads. Needless to say she has a good laceration on her forehead." Johnson spent the night in jail, and bail was set at $2,500 this morning; he's expected to post bail and be released within a few hours. Johnson has been considered a model citizen during his 11-year professional career, although he was arrested in college for a domestic dispute. TMZ has Johnson's booking photo and video of the hearing. (Read more Chad Ochocinco stories.)

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