Chad Johnson Avoids Jail, Agrees To Plea Deal In Battery Case
NFL player Chad Johnson will not serve any jail time for allegedly headbutting ex-wife Evelyn Lozada during an explosive argument in August 2012. According to sources, Johnson has struck a plea deal in his battery case that will keep him out of the clink.
The currently unemployed wide receiver will be placed on probation and will be forced to undergo rigorous anger management counseling to deal with his anger issues stemming from the attack.
By completing his probation and counseling, Chad Johnson will be allowed to avoid a guilty or no contest please.
As part of the plea agreement, Chad Johnson will have a no-contact order levied against him, which will block the former NFL player from any conversations with Evelyn Lozada.
The plea deal comes one day after the former couples divorce was officially finalized by the court. The plea agreement comes after Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery.
Johnson will attend a hearing on Friday at which time the judge will sign off on the deal and make it official.
Had he been charged, Chad Johnson could have faced up to a maximum of one-year behind bars.
Johnson and Lozada wed on July 4 in Miami, a wedding that was caught on tape for their short-lived reality TV series Ev and Ocho. The reality TV series was axed by VH1 shortly after the battery incident was first reported.
Shortly after the attack, Chad Johnson was cut from the Miami Dolphins and has since been unable to find work in the NFL. Johnson was already taking anger management classes in an attempt to prove he was ready for his return to the National Football League.