Posted May 20, 2013

Report: Chad Johnson arrested on probation violation

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Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson, seen with his attorney in August, last played in 2011 with the New England Patriots. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/MCT)

Ex-NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad “Ochocinco,” was arrested in Florida after violating his probation,  according to a report from TMZ.

Broward County had issued a warrant earlier this month after Johnson failed to report to his parole officer on two separate occasions. The wide receiver appeared today in a Broward County courtroom, where a judge ordered him to be arrested and jailed, according to the report. Johnson was out of the state of Florida before being called to court.

The 35-year-old Johnson was a member of the Miami Dolphins when he was arrested last August after being accused of head-butting then-wife Evelyn Lozada in a vehicle. Johnson pleaded no contest and received probation. The Dolphins released Johnson after the arrest.

Johnson has not played a down in the NFL since the 2011 season, when he was a member of the New England Patriots. He last took the field in the Patriots’ loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.


11 comments
Raykibb
Raykibb

I hope 8-5 dresses better for his court appearance than in picture. Wait, he's under a probation hold, he'll be in his old Cincy color, orange.

sumcallmered
sumcallmered

Really why are you saying parole officer????? did he go to prison for this???? umm noooo! he went to court. and was given probation. SO its probation violation....Geez people!!! report the news correctly!!!

JosephMiller
JosephMiller

chad Johnson's problems began when he became self centered.i believe he can still play but he must train hard and  stop being so  TO like.

brighat
brighat

He won't be Tweeting for awhile. For once, Twitter did us some good.

6marK6
6marK6

Can they put him in a cell with a couple of guys from the Aryan Brotherhood?

LeilaniHernandez
LeilaniHernandez like.author.displayName 1 Like

who cares about chad? put this non-news in the gossip section. this is for nfl only.

LaurenU
LaurenU

Well since Chad plays football for a living in the NFL this would be NFL news.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis like.author.displayName 1 Like

Thank goodness for the change of pace. Today's story is about a FORMER NFL player being arrested.

KevinDoucette
KevinDoucette like.author.displayName 1 Like

How do spell Ochocinco ----

"L O S E R"!

MRK
MRK

Did Chad Johnson say goodby to his husband Evelyn?