Chad Johnson Pleads Not Guilty to Domestic Battery Charge

Categories: Crime
Thumbnail image for chad-johnson-mug-shot.jpg

This morning former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson pleaded not guilty to charges that he head butted his estranged wife Evelyn Lozada after the two got into an argument when she found a receipt for condoms in his car. The Broward State Attorney's Office had officially filed the misdemeanor charge yesterday.

Johnson himself did not appear in court for his arraignment this morning, but his attorneys submitted a written not guilty plea on his behalf.

If convicted of the domestic battery charge, Johnson could face up to a year in prison.

Johnson has faced significant fallout following the incident. He was dropped from the Dolphins within days, and the meeting in which he was informed of the decision was broadcast on HBO's Hard Knocks.

Lozada also quickly filed for divorce in Broward County, and says she has not spoken to Johnson since.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help

Way to stay AHEAD of the prosecuters!!! Get it AHEAD, because he used his head... No but seriously. What a shame. If he had any modicum of remorse he would plead no contest and take responsibility for his lack of control and self-respect. I would say he is better than this but he has done it before. I hope his next boyfriend in jail is nicer than he has been to other women. TEAM LOZADA!!!

Arghh Nellz
Arghh Nellz

Anyway He can get His Hob Back now... DolFANS are Suffffffering

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault