UPDATE: 8:36PM EST Sunday, August 12, 2012
After speaking with Head Coach, Joe Philbin, Chad Johnson has been released by the Miami Dolphins. (via @OmarKelly)
UPDATE: 6:45PM EST Sunday, August 12, 2012
Chad Johnson did not return to practice today for the Miami Dolphins and his future with the team is in doubt. The coach of the team, Joe Philbin spoke to reporters today, “Until I speak with Chad directly, it would be premature of me to make any comments about the situation,” Philbin said.
UPDATE: 1:10PM EST Sunday, August 12, 2012
First picture of Chad Johnson leaving jail with his lawyer (via @IzzyGould):
UPDATE: 10:55AM EST Sunday, August 12, 2012
TMZ has reported that Evelyn Lozada has been released from the hospital. They report,
As TMZ previously reported, Evelyn was admitted to the ER at West Side Regional Hospital last night in FL after her new husband, NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, allegedly head-butted her during a heated argument.
Sources tell TMZ … Evelyn was treated for injuries stemming from the incident and remained at the hospital for several hours.
She was released early Sunday AM.
We’re told Evelyn is currently staying with close friends.
UPDATE: 9:30AM EST Sunday, August 12, 2012
Video and first image from Chad Johnson’s bond hearing:
UPDATE: 8:30AM EST Sunday, August 12, 2012
Bond has been set for Chad Johnson at $2,500. He has paid his bond and should be out of jail within hours, his lawyer says. He has been ordered to stay away from Evelyn Lozada.
UPDATE: 11:50PM EST Saturday, August 11, 2012
Izzy Gould, Miami Dolphin’s reporter for The Sun-Sentinel reports that Chad Johnson is expected to bound out of jail by 8:30 a.m. ET Sunday morning.
Pro Football Talks reports:
According to Davie (Fla.) Police Department captain Dale Engle, Johnson was arrested Saturday night on domestic violence charges, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
According to the report, Johnson was arrested after an incident involving his new wife, Evelyn Lozada. He allegedly head-butted her during an argument in his car. They were married on July 4.
When police arrived at the scene, Lozada had lacerations on her forehead.
TMZ reports that “Lozada has been at the hospital for several hours and her injury will require stitches.”
Miami Dolphin journalist, Ben Volin tweeted that the altercation started over receipts for condoms.
Likewise, The Palm Beach Report published that Basketball Wives star did in fact find a receipt for condoms in the car as the couple drove home from dinner. The site reports:
According to Engle, Johnson and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, were driving to their home in Davie after dinner Saturday night when Lozada found a receipt for a box of condoms in the car, sparking an argument that got “heated.”
When they arrived at their home, the argument “escalated quite a bit,” Engle said, and Johnson and Lozada butted heads, giving Lozada a laceration on her forehead. Lozada told police that Johnson purposely head-butted her, while Johnson told police it was accidental.
Chad is reportedly still being held in custody and is waiting to be seen by a judge. Ben Violin tweets:
In an odd coincidence, Chad Johnson seemed to predict his arrest when said in the 1st episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks series (just last week), which is following the Dolphins this year, “Hey Stu, I promise I’m getting arrested while we’re off.” Check out Chad at 40:25.
The Miami Dolphins, the team that Chad currently plays for, has released a statement: