Thank you for helping us by reporting bad content.
Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson was being held on $2,500 bond Sunday on a domestic violence charge after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument, police said.
Johnson was jailed in Broward County, Fla.
Johnson`s defense attorney, Adam Swickle, said Johnson posted the bond Sunday morning, although jail records show he had not yet been released. Swickle said a no-contact order has been issued that prevents Johnson from contacting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show Basketball Wives.
Such orders are common in domestic violence cases. Swickle declined to comment further.
Police say Johnson was arrested Saturday. He is accused of head-butting his wife during an argument in front of their Miami home. Davie police Capt. Dale Engle said the argument started when Lozada confronted Johnson about a receipt she had found for a box of condoms.
If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, although he could also receive community service, probation or anger management classes.
Johnson was known as Ochocinco for the past four seasons but changed his name back to Johnson after his July 4 wedding to Lozada. The name was a reference to the No. 85 he wore on his jersey.