Chad Johnson Was Charged With Domestic Battery In 2000 [Court Documents Revealed]
It has not been a good week for NFL player Chad Johnson, after being arrested for beating his girlfriend he was cut by the Miami Dolphins and now court documents have revealed a prior domestic battery case dating back to 2000.
According to court documents filed on February 7, 2000 in Los Angeles the NFL star was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery just before he began playing football at Oregon State University.
Chad Johnson’s victim, his ex-girlfriend, told police he slapped her in the face after he accused her of cheating on him.
Johnson who was 22-years-old during that incident plead “no contest” and was found guilty of domestic battery.
The attack on his girlfriend at the time was bad enough to warrant 3 years probation and 45 days in L.A. County Jail. Rather than serve the long sentence Chad Johnson worked for 30 days to remove graffiti from around the city. Johnson was also forced to attend 12 months of batterer’s counseling and given a 100 yards restraining order.
Apparently the ex-Dolphin didn’t take the court order seriously and it took him years to complete the violence program and his labor requirements. Eventually a judge ordered an additional 15 days worth of graffiti removal before Johnson finally completed the program in 2002.
With new battery charges against his wife Evelyn Lozada the former Miami Dolphin will now appear in court once again to enter a plea over his most recent attack on a female.
With the revelation of a past attack now on hand it looks like an NFL team has finally done the right thing and removed a necessary scumbag from the field.