After three weeks of uncharacteristically sporadic tweeting and a full seven days of silence, Chad Johnson returned to Twitter:
Since the headbutting incident that ended his marriage to Evelyn Lozada after only forty-one days, Chad has been losing everything from his football career, to endorsements and possibly even his house. Now, the maligned football player may be facing prison time.
According to The Christian Post:
Evelyn pressed charges against the football player after the domestic dispute took place. While Johnson was reportedly facing a misdemeanor charge initially, the free agent may now face one year in prison for felony charges because of a past domestic dispute with an ex-girlfriend 12 years ago.
Since Chad’s arrest, many have been taking sides. Some blame Evelyn for the dispute citing her violent action on Basketball Wives while others have blamed Chad saying he wouldn’t have been arrested if he was not at fault.
Now, Chad is speaking out for himself (via Twitter, of course). After blaming MetroPCS (a prepaid cell phone service) for his lack of tweets, the former football player rejected sympathy and took responsibility for the fight and the subsequent demise of his professional life.
Unlike others who have showed absolutely no remorse in the wake of such a highly-publicized and damaging incident, Chad is definitely using his Twitter account to express his regret. It’s unclear when his profile picture was taken, but in it, he’s sitting in front of a Bugatti with his head in his hands and wearing his wedding ring. When someone asked him why he erased his bio, he answered.
It’s unclear what that new life will look like. Anything could be up next for him — from another football team picking him up to prison time. Even though Chad doesn’t want sympathy, it’s difficult not to feel at least a little bit sorry for him.
Evelyn hasn’t tweeted since the incident.
What do you think? Are you surprised Chad took responsibility for what happened? Do you think he is sincere? What do you think he’ll do next?
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