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Miami receiver Chad Johnson cut following domestic violence arrest


Miami Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson after being arrested on domestic violence charges.


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Wide receiver Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco) was cut by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday after being arrested on domestic violence charges.

Johnson, 34, was arrested Saturday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their Florida home, The Associated Press reported.

Sources told Fox Sports' Jay Glazer that Miami decided to part ways with Johnson shortly after he made bond and was released from jail Sunday afternoon.

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Johnson's attorney said he was ordered to have no contact with his wife, Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show "Basketball Wives."

Police said the argument started when Lozada found a receipt for a box of condoms and confronted the NFL star, ESPN reported.

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According to an arrest affidavit, the two were sitting in the back of their car discussing the receipt and their marriage when Johnson became upset and head-butted his wife.

Lozada ran to a neighbor's house and called police. She was treated at a hospital for a 3-inch cut to her forehead.

If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, though he could also receive community service, probation or anger management classes, according to the Miami Herald.