Ex-NFL Star Chad Johnson Faces Probation Violation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL player Chad Johnson could get jail time for a probation violation stemming from an altercation with his then-wife.

A hearing was set Monday morning in Broward County court for the six-time Pro Bowl receiver. Johnson was arrested in May after failing to meet with his probation officer. He insisted it was a misunderstanding and not intentional.

Prosecutors indicated they wanted jail time for Johnson. It’s up to a judge to decide.

The 35-year-old formerly known as Chad Ochocinco pleaded no contest to head-butting TV reality star Evelyn Lozada during an argument in August. The “Basketball Wives” star immediately filed for divorce after barely a month of marriage.

Johnson was released by the Miami Dolphins shortly after. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots.

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