It’s a sad day when TMZ is considered a viable source to which one goes with their legal and professional woes. And apparently Chad Johnson is in a very sad place. The former Ochocinco, who was married to Evelyn Lozada for a whopping 42 days before he head-butted his way right into divorce court and professional disgrace, has finally spoken out about his misdeed. Dang – their wedding photos were barely in the tabloids before their divorce papers were pending! Sheesh.
“I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. 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,” Chad beseeches.
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As far as his football career is concerned, Chad is staying positive about that too. “I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL.”
Giving fans a glimpse of his state of mind, Chad recently changed his twitter profile picture to a rather pessimistic road sign. The photo is below. “I haven’t had to tread water in a long time… special thank you to my fans…family…friends for keeping me afloat…,” he added in a Twitter statement.
In other sad news on the matter, the 911 call from the night of the incident has just been leaked. Evelyn fled from Chad on foot and hid at an unidentified neighbor’s house to await help. Her neighbor called the police. The neighbor, who wishes to remain anonymous is heard telling dispatchers, “[Chad] hit her on the head … She has a nice cut on the forehead that I believe is going to need stitches.”
The neighbor also warns the dispatcher that the he in question is a “very high-profile person and we’d like to keep this as quiet as possible.”
“We don’t need the news here,” he added. You can hear the audio over at TMZ.
Evelyn filed for divorce yesterday. In the wake of the scandal, their scheduled spinoff Ev & Ocho has been canceled and Chad was fired from the Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately that’s not the last embarrassment for the football star, his termination from the Dolphins has been caught on tape and is featured in the NFL reality show “Hard Knocks.”
The HBO documentary series filmed Chad the day he was arrested for battery and captured him pleading for his job during a sit-down with Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. Sadly, in a desperate bid to hang onto his contract Chad lies about a past legal infraction. Ocho was arrested for domestic battery back in 2000 when he allegedly slapped his then girlfriend in a fight.
The video is available at TMZ.
I have to say, this whole situation saddens me. I wish them both well and I hope they both get some professional help. What a mess. Maybe Evelyn can join Hollywood Exes. Too soon?
THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST – IS CHAD BEING SINCERE IN HIS APOLOGY? IS THIS TRULY THE END OF EV & OCHO (THE COUPLE, NOT THE SPINOFF)? WILL CHAD GET ANOTHER JOB WITH THE NFL?