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American footballer Johnson released from Florida jail after domestic violence arrest

posted 13 Aug 2012, 11:31 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 13 Aug 2012, 11:32 ]

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was released from jail after being charged with domestic violence for head-butting his wife during an argument.

DAVIE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 12, 2012) (NBC) - Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was released from jail on Sunday (August 12), after being arrested and charged with domestic violence the day before.

Johnson's wife, Evelyn Lozada, accused the former All-Star of head-butting her on Saturday, according to police.

The couple were sitting in a car in front of their house in Davie, about 20 miles north of Miami, and having an argument over a receipt for condoms found by his wife, police said.

Lozada suffered a cut to the forehead and was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital.

The arrest comes just over a month after Johnson married Lozada, a star of the VH1 reality show "Basketball Wives."

The Miami Dolphins cut ties with Johnson on Sunday, terminating the contract of the six-time Pro Bowl selection, a colorful wide receiver who formerly went by the name "Ochocinco."

It was not immediately clear if Johnson has an attorney to represent him in the case.

Johnson was charged with domestic violence simple battery and released on Sunday after posting a $2,500 (USD) bond.

Before joining the Miami Dolphins in advance of the 2012 season, he played last season for the New England Patriots and 10 years before that for the Cincinnati Bengals.