The statement “when it rains, it pours” is a cliche, but its one that NFL free agent wide receiver Chad Johnson may be coming to understand all too well.
The flamboyant former pro bowler was recently charged with head butting his wife in a domestic dispute. Shortly thereafter, he was cut by the Miami Dolphins and his wife, Evelyn Lozada, filed for divorce. Now, Chad Johnson has another headache to deal with as a former employee is suing him for unpaid services.
The employee, Jacinth Preston, is suing for $130,000 for managing the former Dolphins’ estate to cover his salary, landscaping and cleaning, according to the Christian Post. The announcement of the lawsuit comes just days after it was revealed Johnson’s home is being foreclosed on because he owes $28,000 in back payments.
While Johnson seems to still have enough talent left to play in the NFL, he won’t be getting called by the Oakland Raiders if former teammate Carson Palmer has a say in the matter. Palmer and Johnson played together with the Cincinnati Bengals for several seasons but Palmer, now with the Oakland Raiders, isn’t about to pressure the Raiders to sign his former teammate.
“I don’t think we’re banged up where we’ve got guys that are going on IR, you know what I mean? I think that’s a different situation,” Palmer said according to CBS. “I had a great time playing with Chad. I had no issues with him at all. He’d be a great add for any team but we’ve got young guys that are just coming along. I mean Denarius (Moore) will be back any day. Jacoby (Ford’s) deal is not that bad. So we’re not going to give up on any of those guys. They’re too good of players and young.”
Long story short, Chad Johnson’s path back to an NFL roster won’t be coming with any help from his old teammate.