After having what appeared to be a whirlwind romance that peaked during a July 4 wedding, a football star and his reality show wife are in headlines for domestic violence. Chad Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco, is said to be in police custody for assaulting his new wife Evelyn Lozada. Miami’s Sun-Sentinel reports that the 34-year-old NFLer was arrested Saturday night after Lozada called authorities. Davie Police Department captain Dale Engle told the paper that Johnson allegedly head-butted his wife during an argument in a vehicle. After arriving on the scene, police noted lacerations on Lozada’s forehead and took Johnson into custody. A sports website has also taken notice of the case and is reporting that the couple was “play fighting.”
This is not Johnson’s first domestic violence accusation, he was allegedly arrested in college for a domestic dispute.
Just weeks ago the seemingly happy couple posed for pictures for their upcoming ‘Eve And Ocho’ reality show. The program will premiere next month on VH1. -danielle canada