Broward County issues arrest warrant for Chad Johnson

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

The Broward County sheriff's office has a warrant for Chad Johnson's arrest. (USATSI)
The Broward County sheriff's office has a warrant for Chad Johnson's arrest. (USATSI)

The Broward County (Fla.) sheriff's office has confirmed to CBSSports.com that former NFL star receiver Chad Johnson has an open warrant out for his arrest. TMZ.com reported earlier Thursday that Johnson is wanted for allegedly violating his probation by not visiting his probation officer.

The probation stems from a domestic violence incident last August with then-wife Evelyn Lozada when he was accused of head-butting her during an altercation in a vehicle. Eventually, Johnson pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge in a plea-bargain in which he was given probation and required to take a counseling course.

After the initial arrest, the first of Johnson's pro career, the Dolphins cut him, and Johnson hasn't played in the NFL since.

According to his Twitter account on Thursday, Johnson wrote, “Chilly in Pasadena.” That could mean he's not currently in Florida.

TMZ writes that the arrest warrant was issued May 7.

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