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Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) Says He's Staying 'Afloat' After Scandal

Chad Johnson Is Staying 'Afloat' After Domestic Violence Arrest, Firings

Originally posted 08/15/2012 01:20PM

Talk about sending a message.

Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco), normally a vivacious Twitter presence with more than 3 million followers, has finally broken his silence – on Twitter – following his arrest for allegedly head-butting his new wife Evelyn Lozada. "I haven't had to tread water in a long time.…" he wrote on Tuesday. "Special thank you to my fans...family...friends for keeping me afloat..."

Also, the football star and Dancing with the Stars alum changed his Twitter profile picture to a road sign pointing in two directions: "Rock" and "Hard Place."

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Evelyn Lozada Files for Divorce After 41 Days

Evelyn Lozada Files for Divorce from Chad Johnson (Ochocinco)

Originally posted 08/14/2012 05:00PM

After just 41 days of marriage, Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco) following a domestic dispute.

Lozada – who was allegedly head-butted by the former Miami Dolphins player and Dancing with the Stars contestant – filed for divorce in Florida on Tuesday, claiming her marriage is "irretrievably broken," PEOPLE confirms.

Johnson, 34, was arrested Saturday night, on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

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Evelyn Lozada Hopes Chad Johnson 'Seeks Help' After Domestic Violence Arrest

UpdatePosted 08/14/2012 11:35AM

Evelyn Lozada Hopes Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) 'Seeks Help' After Arrest, Mourns Brother-in-Law

Originally posted 08/14/2012 10:50AM

Evelyn Lozada is speaking out.

Following Saturday's domestic violence incident involving the Basketball Wives cast member and husband Chad Johnson (formerly Ochocinco), she told Entertainment Tonight, "I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me."

Johnson was taken into police custody Saturday after he allegedly head-butted Lozada, who was treated for a "pretty good sized" laceration at a nearby hospital, Davie, Fla., police Cpt. Dale Engle told NFL.com over the weekend.

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VH1 Cancels Chad & Evelyn's Show But HBO Will Reference Incident

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Chad Johnson's VH1 Show Canceled After Domestic Violence Arrest

Originally posted 08/13/2012 03:15PM

Ev and Ocho isn't going to premiere on Sept. 3.

Soon after Chad Johnson's arrest for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Florida on Saturday, VH1 announced the cancellation of the reality show starring the Miami Dolphins receiver, who used to go by Chad Ochocinco, and his new wife, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada.

"Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series Ev and Ocho from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it," the network said in a statement Monday.

Johnson was taken into police custody after he allegedly head-butted Lozada, who was treated for a "pretty good sized" laceration at a nearby hospital, Davie, Fla., police Cpt. Dale Engle told NFL.com over the weekend.

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Mug Shot: Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) Arrested for Domestic Violence

Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) Arrested for Domestic Violence

Originally posted 08/12/2012 12:50PM

Miami Dolphins player and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Chad Johnson has been arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Florida.

Johnson, 34, who formerly used the last name Ochocinco, was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly head-butted new wife, Basketball Wives star, Evelyn Lozada, during an argument NFL.com reports.

Lozada was treated for a "pretty good sized" laceration at a nearby hospital Davie, Fla., police Cpt. Dale Engle tells NFL.com.

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Chad Ochocinco Live Tweets His Wedding

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Chad Ochocinco Marries Evelyn Lozada, Offers Play-by-Play

Originally posted 07/05/2012 08:00AM

Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Chad Ochocinco married fellow reality star Evelyn Lozada in a July 4 celebration Wednesday in Miami – in what might be the most exhaustively documented wedding ever.

Cameras were on hand to film the nuptials for the upcoming VH1 reality show Ev and Ocho. And the Miami Dolphins player, 34, was also live-Tweeting before, during and after the ceremony, offering a play-by-play of events.

"Live tweeting from my wedding ... should be a first I'm assuming, music is playing, can't see my guests right now but they're here," he wrote on Twitter early in the evening.

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Chad Ochocinco Treats 200 Fans to Fried Chicken in N.Y.C.

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Chad Ochocinco Treats 200 Fans to Fried Chicken in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 03/13/2012 11:30AM

Chad Ochocinco made 200 people very happy – and, presumably, very full – Monday night when he extended a very generous invitation to his Twitter followers.

"Dinner in NY tonight," Tweeted the New England Patriots wide receiver – and model Evelyn Lozada's fiancé, 34. "1st 200 people at Sylvia's Restaurant by 7 pm in Harlem. Leave ya money/credit cards at home. I got you this time."

About a half-hour before 7 p.m., the popular Harlem soul-food eatery posted a photo of the fans crowding outside.

"The line for @ochocinco is wrapping around the corner!!" the restaurant Tweeted.

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Chad Ochocinco Gets Peed on by a Lion

Chad Ochocinco Gets Peed on by a Lion

Originally posted 03/04/2012 01:25AM

Chad Ochocinco needs a change of clothes for church.

"Swear to lil 10 pound bearded baby Jesus, I just got peed on by a real lion" the football star wrote on Twitter early Sunday morning. "I'm not lying either. And y'all wonder why I don't go out!"

Ochocinco along with fiancée Evelyn Lozada, was in attendance at a Voices for Children charity event in Miami when a caged lion relieved himself, spraying "like a water gun."

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Evelyn Lozada: My Dog Is 'Feisty' Like Me | Evelyn Lozada

Evelyn Lozada: My Dog Is 'Feisty' Like Me

Originally posted 02/16/2012 04:30PM

If Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada ever seems like a handful, try two of her.

"Everyone says [my dog Pucci] is like me. She has this really strong personality," Lozada tells PEOPLE. "She's just very feisty, very playful. I thought that by now she would calm down, but no. She runs around the house at high speed and in circles."

A Mother's Day gift from fiancé Chad Ochocinco, Pucci has taken on some of the football star's traits, too.

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Chad Ochocinco & Evelyn Lozada Not Rushing to the Altar

Chad Ochocinco & Evelyn Lozada Not Rushing to the Altar

Originally posted 03/20/2011 09:50AM

Chad Ochocinco may have put a ring on model Evelyn Lozada's finger after just four months of dating. But don't expect their wedding to happen as quickly.

"He has four kids. I have one. We want to be engaged for at least a year and enjoy our time with our children, and then we're going to plan our wedding," Lozada told PEOPLE at Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Males of 2011 party in New York, where Ochocinco was honored.

And when they do start planning, they'll have to compromise on some things. "I want something small, even though he wants something big," Lozada says. "I want something intimate. I'm 35, and we have five kids together. I don't want anything over the top."

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