Chad Johnson and his former team. (Photo : Keith Allison / Creative Commons)
The former Miami Dolphins wide receiver is in hot waters after allegedly head butting her 41-day-old wife Evelyn Lozada last weekend.
According to reports, an argument between Johnson and Lozada quickly turned violent after Lozada found condom receipts in their car. Lozada started calling the cops and that is when she got hit by Chad, reportedly.
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As this incident started to unfold, reports of Johnson having an affair with another woman surfaced, further questioning the practices of the player formerly known as 'Ochocinco'.
Beverly Shiner, 30, told Radaronline.com that Johnson was dating her between the months of January and May of this year - a period Johnson and Lozada were making wedding arrangements.
To her defense, Shiner, from Boston, told Radar that she decided to proceed with the relationship after believing that Chad had split up with his girlfriend.
Johnson made a public statement and apology this week and made an address to Evelyn Lozada as well.
"I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death," he said in a statement posted on his website.
However, if the reports of the affair are true, it puts into question what Johnson means with loving Lozada 'to death'. If anything, if you are willing to die for someone, it means risking yourself for the sake of the others and not the exact opposite: inflicting distress or injury.
The incident, for what it matters, doesn't seem to be the first time both have confronted each other.
A report by the same media outlet, RadarOnline.com, cited a source close to the celebrity couple with, "Chad has been abusive towards Evelyn basically from the beginning of their relationship," and added "Chad doesn't like Evelyn's party lifestyle and it made his anger worsen. He hated the way she acted on TV and would often lash out at her for any little thing."
If Chad was displeased with Evelyn's lifestyle, then dialogue or counseling would've been a better route. And as for Evelyn, upon noticing Chad's growing anger, a sincere attempt to quell it by changing conduct that provoked him would've been wiser, if it was the case.
Apart from all this, Chad will still head to trial for infringing the law and will appear before a judge to justify the situation.
Chad Johnson Twitter Silent
Johnson is an active social media user who tweets tens of messages throughout a week and has some three million followers.
However after the arrest took place and leaving jail on bail, his twitter account has remained silent.
Except for a message he tweeted this morning - "Goodmorning...." - the last message posted on his account dates to August 14 and it reads, "I haven't had to tread water in a long time... special thank you to my fans...family...friends for keeping me afloat..."