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Chad Johnson…Comeback?

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson and Basketball Wives reality television star Evelyn Lozada are over, but it seems like most people aren’t ready to move on from the controversy that caused the couple to call it quits. Chad Johnson has pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge involving his then-wife, Evelyn Lozada. Johnson was…

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Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson and Basketball Wives reality television star Evelyn Lozada are over, but it seems like most people aren’t ready to move on from the controversy that caused the couple to call it quits. Chad Johnson has pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge involving his then-wife, Evelyn Lozada. Johnson was sentenced to a year’s probation and a counseling course under a plea deal with prosecutors. Johnson also must pay Lozada unspecified restitution.

Chad Johnson is no stranger to domestic violence. The former NFL star was found guilty of battering a woman in 2000, 12 years before he allegedly struck again. According to court records, Johnson was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery in L.A. on February 7, 2000, just before he began playing football for Oregon State University. Sources close to the case say the victim was his girlfriend at the time, and she told police the football star had slapped her in the face after he accused her of cheating on him. According to court records, Johnson 22 years old at the time pled no contest, and the court found him guilty of domestic battery. Johnson was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to serve 45 days in L.A. County Jail. But Johnson struck a deal with the court which allowed him to avoid jail as long as he completed 30 days of graffiti removal work with CalTrans. Johnson was also required to complete a 12 month batterer’s counseling program and ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim.

Even with Chad’s past legal problems many people still speculate that it was more to the story than an argument over a box of condoms enraging Chad to the point of head butting his star wife. Because of Evelyn’s horrible behavior on Basketball Wives, many began to question Evelyn’s innocence in the whole matter. Some even went as far as saying that Evelyn ruined Chad’s life.

Not too long after being arrested for assaulting Evelyn, Chad seemed to lose everything. He first lost his job as a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, then coconut water brand Zico tells ESPN.com that their endorsement deal with Johnson was over, he and Evelyn lost their show that was scheduled to debut on VH1 this Fall, and then he abruptly lost Evelyn and the undisclosed settle he had to pay to her. Totaling Chad Johnson has lost millions due to the assault.

So, what’s next for Chad Johnson? There might be interest once injuries start racking up, but Chad could possibly be looking at a suspension once a team did sign him, so that might hinder a team from agreeing to a contract with him. Especially when receivers like Terrell Owen and Plaxico Burress are sitting on their couches waiting for the same phone call. Chad would be an awesome sports commentator. He’s funny, well spoken, and very knowledge of the game of football. But name a network that would hire Chad just months after pleading no contest on assault charges.
I am not a fan of a man hitting a woman, but I am a fan of Chad Johnson. So, I am cheering for Chad to make a comeback, but it is probably safe to say his future in the NFL is non-existent for a while.•

 

 

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Black Teenager Attacked by Corrections Deputy in Florida, Investigation Underway

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A Florida corrections deputy has been placed on leave after going on the attack against a 17-year-old at a juvenile center … and it’s all on video.

The teenager, Terrance Devon Reed III, was taken to the hospital after the violent altercation with Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo last week. The surveillance footage shows Reed sitting on a bench with his arms tucked in his shirt when Pizzo marches toward him.

As Reed stands up and takes his arms out, the deputy immediately goes for his throat. A struggle ensues before Pizzo throws Reed to the ground, but at no point does the teenager appear to fight back.

Another deputy jumps in to try to wrangle Reed’s feet, and that’s when Pizzo strikes the teen on the back of the head multiple times. Reed’s then cuffed and helped to his feet … but not before suffering abrasions to his head.

The altercation reportedly began after Reed — who was previously arrested and charged with contempt of court, probation violations and cocaine possession — became uncooperative in a police lineup.

That, of course, doesn’t justify the violence by the deputy, and Sheriff Tom Knight says he’s disappointed in what he saw and Pizzo’s failure to de-escalate the situation.

Knight says he placed the deputy on administrative duty while an internal investigation is conducted.

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Tamar Braxton Boyfriend Files A Restraining Order Indicating Domestic

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Tamar Braxton boyfriend is running to court asking for protection against her in what he describes as a domestic violence situation.

The singer’s BF, David Adefeso, filed for a restraining order Tuesday in L.A. seeking to prevent Domestic Violence and he’s asking a judge to grant him one against Tamar. For now, it’s unclear what he’s alleging she might’ve done.

It doesn’t look like the court has approved his request just yet  

At any rate, it’s another sign that things have been volatile lately in her life — especially as it pertains to David. Remember, he’s the one who called 911 not too long ago saying Tamar was threatening to kill herself. He also mentioned her WeTV beef to cops at the time.

Also keep in mind … family sources connected to Tamar have told us they believe she’s changed since getting with him — claiming her mood seems to align with his. We’ve also been told that David has come off as controlling in Tamar’s reality show, and that he’s been quite involved in her business decisions of late.

This continues to be a developing story…..

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Bodies of US Couple Found at Bottom of Well in Mexico

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The bodies of a missing US couple have been found at the bottom of a well in Mexico.

Ian Hirschsohn, 78 and his 73-year-old wife Kathy Harvey had been missing since August 31, when they were supposed to return home to San Diego from a trip across the border.

Their abandoned car was found in Ensenada, just 90 minutes from the US border, last week.

Investigators then made the grim discovery on Thursday in an unpopulated area just south of the tourist hotspot.

The bodies were recovered over the weekend; San Diego police confirmed their identities, CBS8 reported.

Family members said the couple had been staying at a rented house in El Socorrito, about 200 miles south of the border, a town they frequented over the past 35 years.

Kathy texted her son Robert on August 28 to say they were going to either explore a gold mine or visit a beach; however the family lost contact with them on August 31.

After reporting them missing, the Consulate General in Tijuana finally informed the family the couple’s Toyota Land Cruiser had been found in Ensenada.

“She was really enjoying retirement and had multiple groups of friends,” Robert told the site. “She loved walking and traveling.  She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go.”

An investigation is now underway. The cause of deaths has not been revealed, nor has a motive, but investigators suspect foul play.

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