Chad Johnson pleads not guilty to battery against Evelyn Lozada, now estranged wife
(CBS) MIAMI, Fla.- Ex-NFL player Chad Johnson, aka "Ochocinco," entered a plea of not guilty in a Florida courtroom on Thursday morning, to charges of domestic violence involving his now-estranged wife Evelyn Lozada, E! News reports.
The former Miami Dolphins wide receiver, also commonly known as Chad Ochocinco, was charged by the State Attorney's Office in Broward County, Fla. with misdemeanor battery after his arrest last month.
Adam Swickle, Johnson's attorney, entered the plea. Johnson was not present.
He could get up to a year behind bars if convicted.
"We continue to work diligently on the case with the state attorney's office, and we have been exchanging all evidence in the case," Swickle told E! News.
Swickle added that Johnson is "doing well, considering the circumstance," and noted that "he always lands back on his feet."
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