Chad Johnson issued an apology on Tuesday afternoon in the wake of recent events affecting his personal and professional life, according to his statement posted to the OchoCinco News Network:
I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life.
Johnson was arrested in August on domestic violence charges after reportedly headbutting his wife, Evelyn, in the car. The argument stemmed from a receipt for condoms found in the vehicle.
Evelyn filed for divorce on Tuesday, 41 days after their wedding. Johnson was set to star in a VH1 reality show, ironically about him and his wife, but the network scrapped those plans following news of his arrest. Less than a day after he was charged with domestic violence, the Miami Dolphins cut him from the team after signing him this offseason.