In the wake of the 34-year-old athlete-turned-reality TV star’s arrest in Florida this weekend on charges he headbutted his wife Evelyn Lozada during a fight — reportedly over a receipt for condoms she found in the trunk of their car – VH1 is yanking his series off the air.
“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,” the network confirmed in a statement to the Daily News.
Evelyn Lozada has also made her intentions known to police that she plans to file charges against husband Chad Johnson for allegedly head-butting her during the altercation which led to his arrest.
Johnson was released from the Miami Dolphins yesterday in response to his arrest and other team-related behavior.
According to the police report, Lozada found a receipt for a box of condoms from a local Walgreens in the trunk of Johnson’s car which precipitated the confrontation.
There is no arguing whether domestic violence is either funny or fodder for Reality TV. There is no question as to its serious nature. There is a question as to whether Lozada will somehow attempt to profit off of these circumstances.
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