Warrant issued for former NFL player Chad Johnson

Police said Miami Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson was arrested on a simple domestic battery charge after being accused of head-butting his newlywed wife during an argument in front of their home in Davie, Fla. He was released on $2,500 bond early Aug. 12, 2012, nearly a day after he was arrested. The six-time Pro Bowl receiver was released by the Dolphins later that evening. AP Photo/Terry Renna, File

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson in South Florida.

The state attorney's office confirmed Thursday that a Broward circuit judge issued a warrant May 7 against Johnson for failing to report to his probation officer.

Johnson received a year of probation last September after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge involving his former wife, reality TV star Evelyn Lozada.

The six-time Pro Bowl player was arrested in August after Lozada said he head-butted her during an argument. She quickly filed for divorce, which was finalized days before his conviction. They had only been married since July 4.

Johnson was cut by the Miami Dolphins shortly afterward. He previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots.

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