Don’t Feel Bad For Him: Chad Johnson Says He’s Laying In The Bed He Made

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August 30, 2012 ‐ By Alissa Henry
"Ochocinco"

Source: Twitter.com/ochocinco

After three weeks of uncharacteristically sporadic tweeting and a full seven days of silence, Chad Johnson returned to Twitter:

"Chad Ochocinco Twitter"

Source: twitter.com/ochocinco

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.

"Chad Ochocinco Twitter"

Source: twitter.com/ochocinco

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.

"Chad Ochocinco Twitter"

Source: twitter.com/ochocinco

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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  • Kayo

    Don’t feel bad for him? I can’t say that I did.

  • kierah

    It must be rough to feel things slipping through your fingers like that. Glad he is holding himself accountable.

  • DeeDee

    I just cant believe he didnt see this coming. He had to know the type of woman he was marrying. I guess I knew he was an attention wh@re but I at least thought he had sense enough to see the writing on the wall and not go through with marrying her. But he is correct, there are consequences to making horrible decisions, his just came within 41 days and the whole world was watching. Making better decisions people!!! And men, quit marrying this crazy azz women just cuz they look good on the outside. Find you a woman with some substance, character and morality who just happens to be beautiful (in that order)

  • sue

    I think she set that sh@@ up.

    • shellyrb

      Can’t turn a h@ into a housewife

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChristinaIaintgotnomoney4uhoneyCampbell ChristinaItsruff Beingadiamond

    Yall better watch it because those pigs outside your windows flying might fall on your head!HA LOL SMDH

  • http://twitter.com/mommaused2say Kirsten Upshaw

    This sounds like a man who has hit rock bottom and is truly reevaluating his life and I can’t be mad at that. This is probably the best thing he has ever said on twitter.

  • sammi_lu

    In his new life..I hope he stops polishing his nails.

    • Native Noir

      LMAO!!!

    • Jay

      i tried to like this twice

  • MsRedBone513

    I think its messed up Chad has to go through all of this ish but like he said…he messed up. He needs a little bit of humility in his personality but its kinda sad watching him fall that far down overnight! I’m mean damn! He’s still human! That’s ALOT for anyone to go through all at once, whether they brough it on themselves or not. I’m not saying I have sympathy for him on everything but I sure as hell don’t think its cool to kick and man while he’s down….

  • baddvixentype

    i feel badd for him. evelyn aint tweeting cause she wants to milk this for as long as possible; interviews, book deals etc. sad truth.

    • Nehemiah53

      And you know what the men haters in the media is going to lick it up, Chad was a fool and he now know it she set this up, he been had. It’s a giant swindle!

    • c

      She waiting until she can do her Good Morning America interview.

  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    Still praying for both of them. Everyone makes mistakes, glad he’s owning up to his!

  • Ann

    I don’t have any sympathy for Chad. I am just sorry. I am sorry that he lost his job and his endorsement deal. Just like I indicated before, he knew Evelyn Lozado was ignorant had a foul mouth prior to him getting involved with her. He made that choice to get involved with somebody like that. I don’t condone domestic violence with a man or a woman, but I still say that she somehow cussed him out, jumped on him, provoked him. I don’t believe he just head butted her just like that. I hope that this is a valuable lesson he learns from all of this.

    • Nehemiah53

      I agree she set this hold thing up she knew she married a love struck fool and set him up and he fell for it.

    • Kayo

      What was she ignorant about?

  • Yokessm

    I’m glad he is taking responsibility for it, u don’t care for lozada, but no one should be assaulted, even if one feel they deserve it.

    • shellyrb

      True

  • gracie

    I respect him for posting that tweet!

    • Treacle234

      Agreed.

  • NicPal

    All I know is that Jesus is the true, real rehabilitator so maybe he should try him. He is the way the truth and the light!

    • realadulttalk

      I’m all for the healing power of Christ. But I am well over black folks thinking that they should go to church instead of therapy.

      • L-Boogie

        Totally agree. I will be going to therapy after some ish I have been through.

      • C

        There’s nothing wrong with going to both. And there are both Christian counselors and therapists out there. Just saying.

      • NicPal

        realadulttalk: I am not discounting therapy. I know that in my personal experience therapy did not work for me. However, what ever works for you or anybody else is fine:)

    • status quo

      @ NicPal, HE is definitely, the truth and the light to our path. I love that line.

      • NicPal

        AMEN….and I love it too:)

  • Gimmeabreak78

    Well, in the cynical world of crisis management, any expert in the field will tell you that the fastest way to rehabilitate your damaged public image is to immediately take full ownership of responsibility. To that end, Chad Johnson is off to a good start. Now whether or not he can rehabilitate his image by consistently making good personal and financial decisions long term remains to be seen. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.

    • shellyrb

      I think he will be ok based on the reputation of his wife. He didn’t really seem like he wanted to be married anyway.