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Chad Johnson arrested for domestic violence

Chad Johnson and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, pose for a picture in this undated file photo posted on his website, ochocinco.com. (ochocinco.com)
August 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday on suspicion of head-butting his newlywed wife during an argument in front of their Florida home.

Police said the incident began when Johnson and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, were at dinner and she confronted him about a receipt she found for the purchase of condoms.

They continued to argue on their drive to their home in Davie, just north of Miami, when Lozada said that Johnson head-butted her when they arrived at their driveway.

Lozana was treated at a hospital for a cut to her forehead, police said.

Johnson, 34, was arrested on charges of simple battery and domestic violence, which is a misdemeanor. He was being held in jail until he could appear before a judge, which may not be until Monday.

Johnson, who changed his last name back to Johnson from Ochocinco after his July 4 wedding to Lozada, is a six-time Pro Bowl receiver. He signed with the Dolphins in June.

Lozada is a reality TV personality who appears in the VH1 series "Basketball Wives."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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