Report: Chad Johnson arrested on probation violation

Monday May 20th, 2013

Chad Johnson Chad Johnson, seen with his attorney in August, last played in 2011 with the New England Patriots. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/MCT)

Ex-NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad "Ochocinco," was arrested in Florida after violating his probation,  according to a report from TMZ.

Broward County had issued a warrant earlier this month after Johnson failed to report to his parole officer on two separate occasions. The wide receiver appeared today in a Broward County courtroom, where a judge ordered him to be arrested and jailed, according to the report. Johnson was out of the state of Florida before being called to court.

The 35-year-old Johnson was a member of the Miami Dolphins when he was arrested last August after being accused of head-butting then-wife Evelyn Lozada in a vehicle. Johnson pleaded no contest and received probation. The Dolphins released Johnson after the arrest.

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