Not so long ago, it seemed Chad Johnson’s life was coming together. He got signed by his hometown team, the Miami Dolphins. On July 4th, he got married to Evelyn Lozada, a woman he maintained a very public relationship with but insisted he was deeply in love.
HBO’s “Hard Knocks” television show selected the Dolphins to record its inside look at the team’s training camp – ideal for the camera-loving Johnson. Also, he and Lozada had a reality series that would air on VH1, “Ev and Ocho,” documenting their engagement and wedding.
Now, in the instant it took for Johnson to allegedly head-butt his wife, Johnson’s life has crumbled.
The Dolphins cut him not long after he was bailed out from an overnight stay in jail. Lozada, who is featured on the inane but popular television show, “Basketball Wives,” has filed a restraining order, preventing her husband of less than six weeks from contacting her. Hard Knocks will mention Johnson and his drama, and then he’ll be but a memory.
Finally, VH1 cancelled the 11-episode show he and his wife taped.
“Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series Ev and Ocho from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it,” the network said in a statement Monday.
Johnson was taken into police custody after he allegedly head-butted Lozada, who was treated for a “pretty good sized” laceration on her forehead. The police report indicates Johnson and Lozada got into an argument over her finding a receipt for condoms in the trunk of her car. She claims Johnson head-butted her while they sat in the car, opening a three-inch cut on her forehead.
Eleven episodes of Ev and Ocho, which documented the couple’s engagement and wedding, were taped this year, according to the New York Times, including a two-part season finale. The first episode was scheduled air Sept. 3.