Warrant Issued for the Arrest of Former NFL Star Chad Johnson

The warrant by signed by the judge on May 7, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Updated 5:34 PM EDT
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Warrant Issued for the Arrest of Chad Johnson

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Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson.

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.

"He violated the terms of his probation by failing to meet with probation specialists on Feb. 15 and March 15, 2013 and for failing to show proof of enrolment and completion of the Batterers Intervention Program (B.I.P.)," the Broward Sheriff's Office said in an email statement.

Johnson's attorney didn't immediately return a telephone call and email seeking comment.

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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 34-year-old wide receiver was arrested in August for allegedly headbutting his then-wife, reality TV star Evelyn Lozada, in their Davie home.

According to Davie Police, Lozada found a receipt for condoms and confronted Johnson about it at dinner. The argument continued during their drive home, and when they arrived at their driveway, he allegedly head-butted her.

Johnson was cut by the Miami Dolphins the next day and Lozada later filed for divorce.

The confrontation came barely a month after Johnson married Lozada, who was on the reality TV show "Basketball Wives." Johnson had been battling for a spot on the Dolphins after a disappointing season with the New England Patriots in 2011."

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