Hours after being arrested for allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, NFL football star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson has been dropped from his team -- the Miami Dolphins.
According to ESPN, the Dolphins terminated the six-time Pro Bowl receiver's contract shortly after issuing a statement on twitter which read, "We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering all the relevant information."
Johnson, 34, got married just one month ago, on July 4, in a seemingly fairytale wedding. His wife, "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada, 36, was previously engaged to former NBA all-star Antoine Walker.
"I was shocked," Dolphins tight end Charles Clay said about the arrest of his teammate. "Of course, you don't want things like that to happen."
This is not the first time Johnson has been cut from a team. He was released by the New England Patriots after totaling only 15 receptions last season, but signed with the Dolphins just four days later.
Before his July wedding, he tweeted to his followers, "I'm breathing like a pregnant lady in Lamaze class right now... I was hoping continuing to tweet with y'all support would calm me down." After the ceremony, he changed his profile picture to one that showed off the newlyweds wedding rings.
The couple appeared to be in wedding bliss. But things have gone horribly amiss.
After Lozada saw a receipt for condoms in the trunk of their car after dinner in Miami, a heated argument ensued, Davie police Capt. Dale Engle said, according to ESPN.
While Lozada is known for her heated temper based on her reality show, it was Johnson who became physically violent this time. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Johnson grabbed Lozada, head-butted her, and screamed her, saying, "I don't give a f**k! I don't give a f**k about my career!" Lozada then "fled on foot to a neighbor's house to get away from Johnson."
Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery. If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, according to ESPN. He could also receive community service, probation or anger management classes.
Lozada was taken to the hospital with a 3-inch laceration on her forehead and later released. Ochocinco spent the night in jail and was released the following morning after posting $2,500 bail.
The couple is supposed to have a reality show that is set to premiere next month on VH1 called "Ev and Ocho" that shows footage from their wedding and follows their day-to-day lives. According to the Huffington Post, VH1 has cancelled the show. The network posted the following statement on their blog:
"Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series 'Ev and Ocho' from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it."
In the meantime, Johnson has been ordered to not have any contact with Lozada.