UPDATE: The Miami Dolphins have cut Chad Johnson after his domestic violence arrest.
NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson was busted Saturday for head-butting his new wife after she flipped out over finding a receipt for condoms in their car, according to several sources.
The scrum went down in the driveway of their Davie, Fla., home after Evelyn Lozada found a receipt for the condoms in their Masarati.
Johnson — aka Chad Ochocinco — says the butt was unintentional, but Lozada was treated for cuts on her head and Johnson was arrested.
Lozada is a Basketball Wives beauty who once accepted $560,000 from former fiance and bankrupt NBA washout Antoine Walker.
She upgraded to Johnson — less washed up than Walker and much more famous. A once-prolific receiver in the NFL, Johnson just suffered a failed season with the Patriots but was on the verge of a breakout year (in television, that is) with his misfit role on HBO’s Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins. He’s also been on Dancing with the Stars.
Johnson is a notorious showboat and egotist but was never known as a woman-beater. Maybe the pressure of the preseason is getting to him?
Back in the saddle for the 1st time tonight… never been so damn nervous… after 12 years the butterflies still arrive… gotta calm down
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 11, 2012