Chad Johnson has officially been charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday. The former Miami Dolphins wide receiver was arrested Aug. 11 following an incident in which he allegedly headbutted his wife, Evelyn Lozada.
According to reports, Johnson and Lozada began arguing when Lozada found a receipt for a box of condoms. Lozada claims Johnson struck her, while Johnson claims it was Lozada who leaned in and made contact with him. Johnson was arrested the night of the argument. Lozada was treated for a laceration before being taken to a local medical center.
The incident cost Johnson his spot with the Dolphins. The charismatic but inconsistent wide receiver had returned to Miami to regroup and prove he was still capable of major production, but following the arrest, Miami head coach Joe Philbin released Johnson in a meeting documented on HBO's "Hard Knocks."
Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, and is expected to file a written plea of not guilty rather than appearing in court. If convicted, he could face up to one year in the Broward County Jail, according to prosecutors.
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