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Warrant issued for Chad Johnson's arrest

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06:20 PM ET 05.16 | A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson in South Florida. The state attorney's office confirmed Thursday that a Broward circuit judge issued a warrant May 7 against Johnson for failing to report to his probation officer. Johnson received a year of probation last September after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge involving his former wife, reality TV star Evelyn Lozada. The six-time Pro Bowl player was arrested in August after Lozada said he head-butted her during an argument. She quickly filed for divorce, which was finalized days before his conviction. They had only been married since July 4.

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May 16, 2013  06:32 PM ET

"No, officer, that's not me. My name's not Johnson. It's Ochocinco. Look. It says it right on the back of my shirt."

The reality? He's not causing any trouble. But, they'll let an armed robber out of the overcrowded jail to make room for him.

May 16, 2013  07:04 PM ET

Oops

May 16, 2013  07:05 PM ET

Good. May he rot to death in jail. ****.

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May 16, 2013  07:31 PM ET

Hahahahahahaha! oops forget to see the probation officer.... Dang them pesky rules!

May 16, 2013  07:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good. May he rot to death in jail. ****.

Did you think the same about Burress? Just curious, because I'd say shooting a gun in a public place is worse than visiting a P.O. Of course if its the domestic battery charge, I'm with you.

May 16, 2013  07:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Did you think the same about Burress? Just curious, because I'd say shooting a gun in a public place is worse than visiting a P.O. Of course if its the domestic battery charge, I'm with you.

I meant "not" visiting a P.O.

May 16, 2013  08:09 PM ET

Another ex-pro athlete who will probably end up living under bridges.
Sad story.

May 16, 2013  08:41 PM ET

Chd: oh no Imma going to jail now cinco

May 16, 2013  08:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The NFL is a cash cow. Makes sense the judicial system wants their cut

Ahhh Florida. You know their state motto, "Come on vacation - Leave on probation"

Only state I know where you can be arrested for being on a public beach after dark or for swearing in public. Both are such hideous crimes, and I believe you can get the death penalty for drinking on some beaches.

May 16, 2013  08:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Did you think the same about Burress?

No, because Burress is just a dumb ****, whereas this guy is a psychopathic ****.

May 16, 2013  08:57 PM ET

Idiot.

May 16, 2013  09:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good. May he rot to death in jail. ****.

Harsh. Really, he's just a not-too-bright guy. I don't think there's a mean bone in his body.

May 16, 2013  09:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

No, because Burress is just a dumb ****, whereas this guy is a psychopathic ****.

Or the fact he caught a winning TD in the SB. And most people I know think shooting a gun in a crowded night club, even accidentally because he carried it out of paranoia, I also a sign of a psychopath. Oh well, to each there own. Different judgment for team allegiance is common place anyway.

May 16, 2013  09:08 PM ET
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Harsh. Really, he's just a not-too-bright guy. I don't think there's a mean bone in his body.

I agree, but domestic violence charges kinda stained that for me. I do wish him well, though. I still think the River Dance TD celebration was the funniest thing I ever saw. Just hoped he learned his lesson about harming a woman.

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May 16, 2013  09:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

He didn't come off as a serial abuser.

As one who has a sister who was beaten and I assumed my (thankfully) ex brother-in-law was just drunk or it was a weird situation, etc, until I saw her in the hospital with her jaw wired shut, I hope you're right.

May 16, 2013  09:59 PM ET

No reason to hit a woman... No reason for a woman to hit a man.


Period

May 16, 2013  10:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's not causing any trouble. But, they'll let an armed robber out of the overcrowded jail to make room for him.

No offense, but the dude beat up a woman and skipped out on probation. He broke the law on both counts. What would you do? Give him a cookie? LOL. And please show me where a bank robber is getting out to make room for him. Lots of prisons in Florida. Lots of room...

 
May 16, 2013  10:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The NFL is a cash cow. Makes sense the judicial system wants their cut

Yeah cause this poor guy didn't put himself in that position right?

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