The “Ev and Ocho” saga continues to spin out of control. Chad Johnson, 34, has been released from jail after Friday night’s domestic dispute and Evelyn Lozada told police that she wants to file charges against him, reports NFL.com.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Johnson was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge after headbutting his new wife during an argument sparked when she found a receipt for condoms in his black “smart car.”
According to the police report, the receipt was from a local Walgreen’s and found in the trunk of the car.
That’s where things get a little trickier and the old adage, “There are three sides to a story: Your side, his side and the truth,” comes into play.
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Lozada claims that Johnson became upset, grabbed her, and head-butted her. She says Johnson yelled:
“I don’t give a (expletive)! I don’t give a (expletive) about my career!”
Lozada then walked to a neighbor’s house and waited for them to come home before calling the police.
Johnson’s account is rather different. He claimed that Lozada head-butted him, which caused the three-inch laceration that was visible on her forehead. He also said that she yelled “(Expletive) it!”
After the incident, Lozada walked to a neighbor’s home and called the police. She was treated at the scene for a “pretty good-sized” head laceration and released from the hospital this morning. She eventually signed an affidavit stating that she wanted to press charges against her husband of one month and one week.
According to ESPN.com, if convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, Johnson would face a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. He could also receive community service, probation or be ordered to take anger-management classes.
In an interview with Stuart Weinstein, on his first off-day from Miami Dolphins training camp, Johnson predicted handcuffs were in his future.
“Stu, I promise I’m getting arrested while we’re off,” Johnson says.
“Call me, I’ll come get you,” Weinstein replies.
Evelyn has given Chad permission to cheat in the past, as long as he used condoms, but maybe being married has caused a change of heart.
See “Basketball Wives” clip below:
On an episode of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss‘s “Kandi Koated Nights,” Lozada confirmed, again, that she had no control of Chad’s cheating, so refused to stress out about it.
I care. I’m not going to say that I don’t care, but I’m not going to stress myself to a point that I’m trying to do everything to stop him. Listen, if you want to go and f-ck then whatever, like I’m 36. I’m not trying to stress about that sh-t. It is what it is and I truly feel like a man is going to do what he wants to do no matter what you do.
At this point, however, it’s beyond infidelity; it’s about domestic violence. If he did indeed assault his wife, or if she assaulted him, there is no excuse — for either of them.
Read Johnson’s police report here:
Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson Police Report