Johnson, a six-time Pro Selection, has been released from his football contract a day after his arrest on suspicion of simple domestic battery on his wife of one month, Evelyn Lozada.
According to the LA Times, 34-year-old Johnson was arrested Saturday night in front of his Davie, Florida home after an argument over a receipt for condoms escalated into a physical altercation.
Lozada allegedly told police that Johnson head-butted her during their argument, and she had a three-inch laceration on her forehead at the scene.
Johnson, a father of four, spent the night in prison and was released at 1 p.m. Sunday after posting a bond for $2,500.
If convicted of a simple domestic-battery charge, which is a misdemeanor, Johnson would face a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. He could also be ordered to community service, probation, or anger-management classes.
This is Johnson’s first known arrest since turning pro, although he was arrested in college for a domestic dispute.
Johnson and Lozada, who stars in VH1’s reality show “Basketball Wives,” were married on July 4th 2012. Johnson also appeared as a contestant on the 10th season Dancing with the Stars, though he was known as Chad Ochocinco at the time.
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