NFL star Chad Johnson aka Chad Ochocinqo was arrested last night (Saturday) for domestic violence … allegedly against new wife Evelyn Lozada, one of the stars of VH1′s “Basketball Wives.” Law enforcement sources tell us Johnson allegedly head-butted Lozada during an argument, and when cops arrived to the scene, Lozada had lacerations on her forehead. Our sources say Lozada has been at the hospital for several hours. According to our sources, the fight started when Lozada found a receipt for condoms in the center of the couple’s Maserati and confronted Johnson about it. A verbal argument ensued. We’re told at some point during the argument, Johnson head-butted Lozada. According to reports, Johnson told police he butted heads with Lozada by accident. Johnson is reportedly still in custody and will have to go before a judge before he can be released. Johnson and Lozada were married last month after Johnson proposed in November 2010 with a massive 10-carat diamond ring.
UPDATE: Johnson is still at the Davie, FL police station, but will eventually be transferred to a county jail facility. Authorities tell us he will remain in custody tonight, and since there are no bond judges scheduled to work Sunday … it’s entirely possible Chad will be cooling off behind bars until Monday morning. Johnson was also ordered not to have contact with Lozada, which is common practice in domestic violence cases. A rep for the Miami Dolphins released a statement on the arrest, saying, “We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all the relevant information.”
Add unemployment to Chad Johnson’s list of problems — the Miami Dolphins have reportedly cut their star wide receiver … 24 hours after his arrest for domestic violence. Sources close to the veteran player say … he had a meeting with Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin about an hour ago. Must not have gone well — FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer is reporting the team dropped Johnson.
UPDATE #3: VH1 has now cancelled the reality show “Ev & Ocho” due to the recent allegations.
UPDATE #4: As of the morning of Aug. 14th, Evelyn has filed for divorce citing “irretrievably broken” as the reason.