Former wide receiver Chad Johnson has put his legal troubles behind him, potentially helping in his bid to return to the NFL.
Johnson and state prosecutors worked out a plea agreement to resolve a misdemeanor domestic violence charge against Johnson. He will serve one year probation, complete batterers’ intervention counseling, and pay restitution for medical costs.
He is also barred from having any contact with his estranged wife, Evelyn Lozada.
Police arrested the former player Aug. 11 after he head-butted Lozada during an argument in the driveway of their home. The Miami Dolphins released him the next day and eventually aired by HBO “Hard Knocks.”
Lozada quickly filed for divorce.
Johnson would like to return to the NFL, and has recently appeared on “Hard Knocks” and “Inside The NFL,” in the hope of showing how he is a changed man.