The former wide receiver finalized his divorce from fellow reality TV star Evelyn Lozada just a month after his arrest on a domestic battery charge against her.
The Ex- Pro Bowler was competing in the Miami Dolphins training camp for a roster spot when Ms. Lozada accused him of battery against her during an arguement over his alleged infidelity. The Dolphins immediately cut the ageing athlete and the former stand out for the Cinncinnatti Bengals has yet to find a football home. In a TV interview Jonson, who is still facing a misdeameanor battery charge, has claimed he is now taking anger management classes.
Johnson’s Florida criminal defense lawyer said the divorce was covered by a confidential prenuptial agreement. Chad Johnson, in turn, has become more introspective. He has legally changed his last name back to Johnson from his previous tongue-in-cheek “Ochocinco” and has claimed remorse.
“Chad has to work on Chad,” he says. “Chad has to go deep down inside and figure out where he went wrong. At what point did you lose focus on what’s most important? Like especially the game of football. . At some point I had drifted off track away from that and being one of the best at what I do.”
This latest domestic battery allegation could not have come at a worse time for Johnson’s fading career. He had a very disappointing year with the Patriots in 2011 and was not a lock to make the Dolphins roster, even before his arrest.
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