LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – NFL star Chad Johnson – aka, Ochocinco – has received some more bad news following his arrest stemming from an alleged brawl with his wife, Evelyn Lozada.
VH1 has decided to yank Johnson and Lozada’s reality series, “Ev and Ocho,” in light of the arrest.
“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,” VH1 said in a statement.
The series, which was due to premiere last month, would have traced the couple’s preparations for their wedding, which took place last month.
Johnson was arrested in Florida on Saturday night after allegedly head-butting his wife following an argument. According to TMZ, the altercation began when Lozada found a receipt for a box of condoms in Johnson’s car. Johnson allegedly began yelling and cursing at Lozada, and eventually head-butted her. Police observed a three-inch cut on Lozada’s head, but the football star told an officer that it was Lozada who had actually head-butted him.
Johnson was arrested for domestic violence and released Sunday morning.
VH1′s yanking of “Ev and Ocho” follows the Miami Dolphins’ decision to drop him from the team hours after his release for jail, Fox News reports.