Oh, Chad. The drama, the name changing, the never-ending attention seeking…but the one thing we could always say was that you were never in trouble. Ever. You just weren’t one of those guys.
…And now you are.
The trouble started in the Miami Dolphin wide receiver’s car on the way home from dinner Saturday night. As reported, Chad Johnson’s wife, Basketball Wives star Evelyn (Lozada) found a receipt for a box of condoms in his car. A heated argument ensued, as it would in any marriage when someone is buying condoms their partner is unaware of.
And here’s where it goes real bad…at some point during the argument Chad allegedly head butts Evelyn. Yes, head butts. The thing two-year-olds are known for doing when they don’t get their way. Evelyn was taken to the hospital with a laceration to her forehead and Chad was hauled off to jail.
Someone else who probably woke up with a headache this morning, Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin. The team released the following statement Saturday night via Twitter:
Statement from team on Chad Johnson arrest: “We are aware of the situation & are in the process of gathering all the relevent information.”
The Miami Dolphins training camp is featured in HBO’s Hard Knocks series this season. On last Tuesday’s premier, Johnson is reprimanded for dropping multiple f-bombs during a press conference. Philbin tells him that kind of behavior could threaten his position on the team. Johnson reacted by swearing off the media and then updated his Facebook and Twitter avatars with this photo (which has since been changed):
Tuesday’s episode wraps up with Johnson leaving the training facility to enjoy a day off. He casually calls out, “I promise I’m getting arrested on my day off.” Johnson has made many a bold promise during his career. But this one he chooses to deliver on? Seriously disappointing. I’m sure Philbin was also disappointed to see the profanity laced police report.
It’s safe to say this wasn’t the exposure the Dolphins were seeking when they signed on to do Hard Knocks. We thought Ryan Tannehill’s holdout, battle for starting quarterback, even his wife, Lauren would steal the show. Little did we know the skirmish we would all be talking about would involve the newlywed couple, leaving Evelyn Johnson with a goose egg on her forehead and Chad with his marriage and career hanging in the balance.
Hard Knocks just got harder.