Arrest warrant issued for Chad Johnson

Wide receiver pleaded no contest to domestic battery charge


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Broward County State Attorney's Office issued an arrest warrant for former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson.

The judge signed the warrant for violation of probation, stemming from his domestic violence conviction last year, on May 7.

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, Johnson violated the terms of his probation by failing to meet with probation specialists on Feb. 15 and March 15 and for failing to show proof of enrollment and completion of the Batterers Intervention Program (B.I.P.).

The former Miami Dolphins wide receiver pleaded no contest to one count of domestic battery in September 2012. Johnson was arrested on August 11 at his Davie home after he was accused of head butting then-wife Evelyn Lozada during an argument.

"I made a terrible mistake and I've apologized for it as many times I could," Johnson told Local 10 in March. "I think that storm is over now and the sun is peaking out and I'm looking forward to what's to come."

Adam Swickle, Johnson's attorney, called the warrant a misunderstanding and said that they thought Johnson was on administrative probation, which doesn't require regular check-ins. He planned to speak with the judge in court on Monday.

Johnson was cut by the Dolphins shortly after his arrest. He and his wife have since divorced.