I guess the honeymoon is over. Weeks after their fairytale wedding Chad Johnson is arrested for head-butting his wife Evelyn Lozada...
From The Sun Sentinel
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday night for domestic violence, according to Davie Police Department captain Dale Engle.
According to a source the incident took place in a vehicle.
Johnson allegedly head-butted his new wife, Evelyn Lozada, during an argument.
When cops came on the scene Lazado, a star in VH1’s Basketball Wive’s Reality series, had lacerations on her forehead, and Johnson was arrested. Since entering the NFL in 2001 Johnson, a Miami native who lives in Davie, had never been arrested. But he was arrested in college for a domestic dispute.
Davie police spokesman said the fight between Chad Johnson and his wife started over a receipt for a box of condoms.
Shit just got real. Hours after Chad Johnson was released on $2,500 bond for attacking his wife of barely a month, Basketball Wives' Evelyn Lozada, The Miami Dolphins cut Chad from the the team...
According to police reports, the couple got into an argument in their drive way Saturday night over a condom receipt Evelyn found in Chad's car. Chad is accused of headbutting his wife, but told officers the headbutt was accidental. Eve was hospitalized with lacerations to her forehead and Chad was arrested and charged with simple domestic battery. If convicted, Chad faces a maximum of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. He could also receive community service, probation or anger management classes.
The Dolphins confirmed Chad was off the team with a Tweet.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Free agent receiver Plaxico Burress was headed to New England on Sunday to work out for the Patriots, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, and while coach Bill Belichick would not confirm the tryout, he indicated that taking a look at a high-profile veteran such as Burress would be business as usual.
"We work out a lot of players. We just try to know who's available out there. We work out and talk to a lot of guys, give them physicals and all that," Belichick said after practice Sunday evening. "I'm not going to comment on any of them individually."
Wes Welker, one of the 10 receivers currently on the roster, echoed Belichick's sentiments.
"I think we work out guys all the time, and so it's nothing new around here. You just kind of roll with it," Welker said. "Whatever Coach Belichick thinks is going to help the team, I'm sure he's going to make those decisions."
Asked whether bringing in Burress, who had 45 catches last season, would be an indictment of the current personnel at receiver, Belichick instead provided a blunt assessment of the whole offense in the team's preseason opener win over the Saints.
"I pretty much say the same thing about them as the rest of the offense. When you have 10 punts and two turnovers, we have a long way to go," Belichick said.
A league source told Schefter that Burress is considered among the Patriots' list of emergency replacements but the team does not intend to sign the veteran receiver at this time.
Last week, a source told ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins that the Dallas Cowboys were involved in preliminary discussions with Burress' agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
However, Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones later said he hasn't spoken to the agent and was happy with the team's young receivers.
"We haven't even discussed that internally at all," Jerry Jones said regarding Burress. "It's not been discussed at any level in our organization one way or the other."
Burress has played for three NFL teams in a 10-year career, collecting 550 catches for 8,457 yards and 63 touchdowns.
In September 2009, Burress was sentenced to two years in prison for violating gun laws in New York after shooting himself in the leg while at a nightclub. He pleaded guilty to a lesser firarms charge.
Burress was released three months early for good behavior and then signed with the Jets last season. He tied for the team lead with eight touchdown receptions and finished with 612 yards and 45 receptions.