Chad Johnson Comes Clean About Infidelity, Domestic AbusePublished by Natasha Fierce on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00 am.
After a harrowing year, Chad Johnson is trying to reset the scoreboard and get his life, and career, back on track. In a candid interview with ESPN’s First Take, Johnson finally opened up about his rocky marriage and public divorce from Basketball Wives‘ Evelyn Lozada, and his uncertain future in football.
“I’ve accepted responsibility for my actions,” he began. “Especially with [Evelyn] by apologizing to my family, my friends, [and] the players I’ve let down, the Dolphins organization. I know I’m in the wrong. Perception on the outside, everybody sees this one way.”
Ocho didn’t give too many details about the head-butting incident which landed him in both jail and divorce court, but did admit, “there was a domestic dispute, for one, which was all my fault, because I’m living life the way it shouldn’t be lived. That’s why I lost everything I did.”
On his life since the incident, Ocho says, “Of course I’m getting the necessary help. I’ve been going to my domestic violence classes. I’m still training. That’s about all I can do. Just living life. Just learning from my mistakes.”
Interestingly, Johnson didn’t rule out the possibility of reuniting with Lozada, telling his interviewers, “I’ve talked to both of you on the phone numerous times to let you know why I’m fighting for my wife the way I am.”
Could a reconciliation really be in the cards?