She was assaulted by former Dolphins wide receiver and estranged husband Chad Johnson, Evelyn Lozada has released a statement via the Huffington Post regarding the incident that led to her husband’s arrest and subsequent release by the Dolphins.
”I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, 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. I’m grateful to my family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support during this difficult time.”
- Evelyn Lozada, estranged wife of Chad Johnson
It was not more than five days ago that Johnson was the No. 1 target in the Dolphins offense, and he was looking to revive his career. That ended in a flame-out that will most likely define his career. Johnson made a career of showboating and occasionally catching the ball. He wasn’t a Hall of Famer, he’s not a legend nor is he an icon of anything, but instead only a con artist.
He fooled NFL fans into thinking he was something special and we all put up with it, smiling and laughing along the way. In hindsight, the guy who once turned his name to Ochocinco was a hack, an abusive monster and an average football player.
Johnson had a track history of abuse that we either didn’t know about or subconsciously ignored because he was so much fun to watch rub winning in.
Well, the acid trip is over and the guy we were laughing with on the couch the whole time, pretending to fly and get by with is actually a horrible human being, and it makes us question ourselves for indulging in his trickery.
Chad Johnson may have entertained us, and may have given us our money’s worth when it came to the flash of the NFL. But now that the veil as been lifted, we can now see how Chad Johnson, Ochocinco, whatever, actually was this whole time.
Average wide receiver. Abusive monster.
History doesn’t need to be the judge here. Johnson’s action pass judgement on himself.