Evelyn Lozada to Divorce Chad Johnson - NFL WR Hit with Papers After Headbutt Accusations
Disgraced National Football League star Chad Johnson has been slapped with divorce papers from his new wife Evelyn Lozada following his weekend arrest for domestic violence.
The wide receiver, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, wed reality TV star Lozada on July 4, 2012, but the heated altercation which landed Johnson in jail on Saturday night appears to have put an end to their six-week marriage.
In legal papers filed in Florida on Tuesday and obtained by TMZ.com, Lozada states their union is "irretrievably broken".
Lozada required medical treatment for a cut to her forehead she claims was caused by Johnson headbutting her during an argument at their Miami home.
The sportsman was released from custody on Sunday and was immediately dropped from his team, the Miami Dolphins.
The incident also cost him a second lucrative contract with VH1 TV bosses, who decided to axe plans to air the couple's new reality show, Ev and Ocho.
Meanwhile, Basketball Wives star Lozada has lashed out at her husband for not taking responsibility for his actions following his arrestShe tells the website, "I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me."
She adds, "It is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well."
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