Former NFL baller Chad Johnson is no stranger to domestic violence — has the star was secretly found guilty of battering a woman in 2000 just 12 years before he allegedly attacking his new wife Evelyn Lozada. More details below…
According to court records obtained by TMZ, Chad was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery in L.A. on February 7, 2000 before he began playing football for Oregon State University.
Sources close to the case are saying that the victim at the time was his Girlfriend and she told the police the football star had slapped her in the face after he accused her of cheating on him.
According to court records, Johnson — 22 years old at the time, pled no contest and the court found him guilty of domestic battery.
Johnson was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to serve 45 days in L.A. County Jail. But Johnson struck a deal with the court which allowed him to avoid jail time as long as he completed 30 days of graffiti removal work with CalTrans.
But Johnson didn’t complete his probation requirements in a timely manner. according to court records, he didn’t complete the program. Therefore a judge tacked on an additional 15 days of graffiti removal, where he finally completed his legal obligations in 2002, when he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Now, the baller finds himself in a similar situation having been accused of battering his wife Evelyn, where he told police he did nothing wrong this time around, and is expected back in court soon to enter his plea.