Chad Johnson has had better weeks — probably all the weeks in his life to this point, in fact. It was not enough that he was arrested for allegedly head-butting his wife, then cut from the Miami Dolphins as soon as he made bail and then learned VH1 had cancelled an 11-show series it taped on the couple, Ev & Ocho.
It reached a crescendo Tuesday when Evelyn Lozada — two days after the incident and just 41 days after marrying Johnson — filed for divorce.
And it’s only Tuesday.
Danika Berry, a rep for the VH1 reality star, confirmed reports that Lozada had, indeed, filed for divorce on Tuesday. Give her credit for something; she is decisive.
Earlier, Lozada issued a statement saying Johnson “needs help.”
She also said that he was lying when he told police she head-butted him.
Meanwhile, Johnson issued a statement after two days of silence. “To everyone for the recent events that have occurred. . . I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death.”
Johnson added: “To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life.”
Even though Johnson was dropped from the Dolphins the 34-year-old wide receiver doesn’t believe his football career is over, saying, “I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL.”
The two were married July 4 after their courtship was detailed on VH1’s “Basketball Wives.” Their nuptials were to be part of the VH1 reality show “Ev & Ocho,” but it’s now been shelved.
It is hard to believe Johnson will get another football opportunity, considering his lack of production in recent years and now his domestic violence charge. Perhaps, as injures take a toll, Johnson will get another crack. Perhaps.