Report: Chad Johnson arrested for domestic violence

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Dolphins Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday night on a domestic violence charge. (J. Meric/Getty Images)


Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday night on a domestic violence complaint, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The paper reports Johnson and his wife went to a restaurant for dinner and after they returned home Johnson's wife, Evelyn Lozada, found a receipt for a box of condoms, Davie Police Department Capt. Dale Engle said.

"It gets pretty heated," Engle said. "By the time they get home here in Davie it's pretty heated. She alleges he leaned over and head butted her. He says she leaned towards him and that they butted heads. Needless to say she has a good laceration on her forehead. When cops came on the scene Lozada, a star in VH1's Basketball Wives reality series, had lacerations on her forehead, and Johnson was arrested."

Johnson signed with the Dolphins in June after playing for the New England Patriots in 2011. Johnson, 34, spent 10 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, making six Pro Bowls.

Johnson reportedly told police that he and his wife accidentally butted heads. Johnson remains in custody and will not be eligible for release until a bail hearing is set, Engle said.

“We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all the relevant information,” team spokesman Harvey Greene told via email.