Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested for domestic violence on Saturday night.
Looks like the honeymoon is over. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested on Saturday for domestic violence against his newlywed wife Evelyn Lozada. According to the reports, Johnson and his wife, who were married on July 4, were engaged in an argument in their car, when Johnson allegedly head butted her.
A police source told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that, upon their arrival, there were lacerations on Lozada's forehead and Johnson was arrested.
Johnson started Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was only targeted one time, dropping it and killing an early drive by quarterback Matt Moore.
This is the first time Johnson has been arrested since entering the league twelve seasons ago, though he was arrested in college for a domestic dispute incident.
Currently, the Dolphins have 12 wide receivers on their roster, with Johnson listed as a starter alongside Legedu Naanee and Davone Bess. The team has shown a desire to have no drama-causing players in the locker room. They traded diva wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who has a long history of being a disruption and arrests, this offseason.
The Dolphins are currently starring in HBO's Hard Knocks. The fallout of Johnson's arrest will be an additional storyline for the show.
UPDATES AFTER THE JUMP:
10:48 PM EDT - Sun Sentinel reporter Izzy Gould tweeted more about the story:
Johnson and his wife went to a restaurant for dinner. They return home and she found a receipt for a box of condoms.— Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) August 12, 2012
An argument ensued, according to police.— Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) August 12, 2012
"By the time they get home here in Davie it's pretty heated," according to police. "She alleges he leaned over and head butted her...— Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) August 12, 2012
... He says she leaned towards him and that they butted heads. Needless to say she has a good laceration on her forehead."— Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) August 12, 2012
Lozada was treated on the scene by fire-resuce personel. She was transported to Westside Regional Hospital.— Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) August 12, 2012
Johnson remained in jail as of late Saturday night, and was likely to be transfered to Broward County Sheriff before midnight.— Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) August 12, 2012
I've been told Chad Johnson should bond out of jail by 8:30 a.m. Sunday.— Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) August 12, 2012