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Chad Johnson in custody: What did he do? (+video)

Chad Johnson in custody: The former NFL star, Chad Johnson (aka Chad Ochocinco) was serving a year probation for head-butting his ex-wife, reality TV star Evelyn Lozada. Johnson failed to meet with this probation officer.

By Associated Press / May 20, 2013


Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has been arrested on charges that he violated probation stemming from an altercation with his now ex-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada.

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A Broward County judge ordered Johnson jailed Monday until he posts a $1,000 bond. Another hearing was set for June 3. An arrest warrant was issued earlier this month when Johnson failed to meet his probation officer for three consecutive months.

The six-time Pro Bowl player formerly known as Chad Ochocinco is serving a year of probation after Lozada said he head-butted her during an argument last August. She quickly filed for divorce. They had been married only since July 4.

Under terms of the original plea deal, Johnson pled no contest and was ordered to serve one year of probation, complete batters’ intervention counseling and pay medical restitution.

"As far as the warrant, it caught me off guard,” Johnson told the court Monday, according to CBS Miami. “I was under the impression after seeing you (the judge) the last time that all I had to do was my classes based off the wording…That’s what I did. I didn’t do any of this on purpose. I did everything I was supposed to do, and that’s all.”

Johnson was released by the Miami Dolphins after the incident. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots.

Lozada is on the "Basketball Wives" TV show.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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