Usually you are innocent until proven guilty when it comes to criminal matters but former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson’s wife is clearly pointing the finger at him for a domestic dispute the two recently had.
Johnson’s wife Evelyn Lozada was said to have lacerations on her forehead after it was reported that Johnson allegedly headbutted her during an argument. The argument was claimed to have been over Lozada finding a receipt for a box of condoms in Johnson’s vehicle.
When questioned Johnson said that they inadvertently bumped heads and later said it was Lozada who had headbutted him in the heat of the moment.
Johnson posted bail later and was then almost immediately released by the Dolphins in what was said to be a move mainly made by head coach Joe Philbin. Philbin said that Johnson didn’t “fit” the Dolphins and claimed it wasn’t just one thing, but a culmination leading up to the arrest.
Lozada released a statement that doesn’t mince words at all in regards to who was at fault saying:
“It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday. I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well. I’m grateful to my family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support during this difficult time.”
Most likely, Johnson could very well be done in the NFL since not only will teams not want to sign the troubled receiver, but he would also likely face a hefty suspension from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell which a team would have to take on if they did sign him.