FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge involving his then-wife, reality TV star Evelyn Lozada.
Johnson was sentenced Friday to a year’s probation and a counseling course under a plea deal with prosecutors. Johnson also must pay Lozada unspecified restitution.READ MORE: President DeSantis? Many Feel The Florida Governor Is Poised For A 2024 Run
The six-time Pro Bowl player long known as Chad Ochocinco was arrested in August after Lozada said he head-butted her during an argument. She quickly filed for divorce, which was finalized earlier this week. They had only been married since July 4.READ MORE: 'We Build The Wall' President Faces 20 Years In Prison With New Indictment
Johnson was cut by the Miami Dolphins shortly after the incident and is not currently on an NFL roster. He previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots.
Lozada is on the “Basketball Wives” TV show.MORE NEWS: Florida Man May Lose Corvette, Electronics For Enticing Minor Into Sexual Activity
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