Chad Johnson was given probation as part of a plea bargain involving domestic violence charges last August. (Marc Serota/Getty Images)
CBS Sports reports the Broward County sheriff's office has confirmed its issue of a warrant for Chad Johnson's arrest.
TMZ.com first reported the former NFL wide receiver was wanted for allegedly violating his probation by not visiting his probation officer. Johnson was given probation and ordered to attend counseling as part of a plea bargain following a domestic violence incident with then-wife Evelyn Lozada last August.
Lozada accused Johnson of head-butting her during an altercation in a vehicle. The Dolphins released him after his arrest and he has not be signed by another team. The receiver who once legally changed his name to "Chad Ochocinco" and back was one of sports' most colorful personas during his 11-year NFL career that began with the Bengals and included a stop with the Patriots.
Johnson wrote, “Chilly in Pasadena” on his Twitter account Thursday, which, if true, puts him outside the Broward County jurisdiction for the time being.