July 27 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson (left) is unable to make the catch as defensive back Nolan Carroll (right) defends during practice at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
On the same day that Evelyn Lozada filed for a divorce against former Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson, the receiver released a public statement that reads on his OCNN Report website:
I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life.
Johnson was arrested Saturday night and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after allegedly head-butting his wife during an argument after Lozada found a receipt for a box of condoms in the trunk (seriously, who leaves that receipt back there?). Johnson paid a bond of $2,500 and was ordered not to contact his wife. Johnson is currently without an NFL team and his reality show featuring himself and his wife has been canceled by VH1.