Chad Johnson Reality TV Show Pulled

By Lyneka Little

Aug 13, 2012 3:03pm
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Chad Ochocinco dances with wife Evelyn Lozada, center, and an unidentified guest during his wedding reception at Le Chateau des Palmiers in St. Maarten, Netherlands Antillies, in this July 4, 2012 photo.(Credit: Mike Colon/LO/Getty Images)

VH1 today pulled the reality television program “Ev & Ocho” after allegations of domestic violence surfaced for NFL player Chad Johnson.

“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,” a spokesperson wrote to ABC News in a statement.

The former New England Patriots reality show was expected to begin airing in the fall and was to chronicle Evelyn Lozado and Johnson’s marital bliss.

Johnson, also known as “Ochocinco,” has experienced a string of upsets after his arrest for allegedly headbutting his wife during a dispute. The Miami Dolphins released the football player from the team rooster for 2012 the day after the incident.

The Dolphins terminated the six-time Pro Bowl receiver’s contract about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife.

Johnson was released from jail on $2,500 bond earlier Sunday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor.

“As with any type of these decisions, it was not an easy one, it was not reactive, nor was it based on one single incident. In making these decisions we base our evaluations on a set of criteria that support our organizational goals and include a player’s performance both on and off the field,” said Miami head coach Joe Philbin. “Essentially, we take into account the overall body of evidence to determine whether an individual is the right fit for this organization, and more specifically this football team.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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