FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Former NFL player Chad Johnson will wait another week for a hearing on a probation violation stemming from an altercation with his then-wife.
The hearing was postponed from Monday to June 10 in Broward County court for the six-time Pro Bowl receiver. Johnson was arrested in May after failing to meet with his probation officer. He insisted it was a misunderstanding.
Prosecutors indicated they wanted jail time for Johnson. It’s up to a judge to decide.
The 35-year-old formerly known as Chad Ochocinco pleaded no contest to head-butting TV reality star Evelyn Lozada during an argument in August. The “Basketball Wives” star immediately filed for divorce after a month of marriage.
Johnson was then released by the Miami Dolphins. He previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots.