Chad Johnson is unemployed, broke, wanted for probation violation and unwanted by any team in the NFL.
Chad Johnson, whose NFL career came to an end when he was cut by the Dolphins following a domestic violence incident, is once again in trouble in connection with the same incident.
Johnson, claimed he raked in $66k per month, during his less than “brief” stint with the Miami Dolphins.
He was released by the Dolphins in August after his head butting arrest in May. 2012.
It was then that warrant was issued for Chad’s arrest for an alleged probation violation, also stemming from the domestic violence case.
On August 11, Johnson’s then-wife, Evelyn Lozada, said he head-butted her during an argument.
Following the incident, his endorsement deals began to drop like flies.
Base on Johnson’s reported income, Andrea Pearson, his “baby mama”was to received $5,420.oo per month. Chad agreed to that number back in March 2012, when he was a successful NFL star.
He says that now he “finds himself without a contract and without a team. Simply [I am] unemployed.” Johnson added that at such a late stage in his career, it is CERTAIN he will never make the kind of cash he once did.
Chad Johnson (born January 9, 1978), formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, a former NFL , now free agent wide receiver who last played for the New England Patriots He played college football for both Santa Monica College and Oregon State University. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and played for the Bengals for ten seasons.
He is currently a free agent.
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In April 2011, CNBC listed the then-Ochocinco as No. 1 on its list of “Most Influential Athletes In Social Media.”
Johnson is a six-time NFL Pro Bowler and was named to three All-Pro teams. Johnson was born in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1997.
The Cincinnati Bengals chose Johnson in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
Miami Dolphins 2012 season
Chad Johnson aka Chad Ochocinco signed with the Miami Dolphins on June 11, 2012.
On July 24, Ochocinco changed his name back to Johnson.
On August 12, the Dolphins released Johnson following his arrest the previous night. The meeting in which head coach Joe Philbin notified Johnson of his release was shown in the episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks that originally aired on August 14.
Reality Television Career:
Dancing with the Stars
On March 1, 2010, it was announced that Ochocinco would be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars for the tenth season. He was paired with two-time champion Cheryl Burke. The season premiere was on Monday, March 22, 2010. He was eliminated from the show as one of the final four competitors on May 18, 2010 after receiving the lowest judges’ score and number of votes. He was the 100th contestant to be eliminated.
Ochocinco had his own segment on Sports Soup titled “Child, Please”.
During the 2010-2011 NFL season, he and teammate Terrell Owens teamed up for a talk show, The T.Ocho Show on Versus, talking football, basketball and pop culture. The show was cancelled in 2011 as a result of Comcast’s plans to re-launch Versus as an NBC Sports-branded service, as its new staff did not feel that the show would fit with the network’s new goals.
The Ultimate Catch
Ochocinco was featured on his own reality television dating show called Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch on VH1. Aspiring singer-songwriter Rubi Pazmino won the show. Fellow NFL wide receivers Terrell Owens and Bernard Berrian were occasionally featured on the show giving Johnson help and tips.
Ochocinco featured as the guest host of WWE Raw on September 13, 2010.