Former Miami Dolphin Chad Johnson opened up for the first time in an interview with Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” about the domestic incident involving his now ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.
“I lost two things that I love: football and being married. Being a husband, being a lover was an honor. And I lost that. They have that saying, ‘You never know what you have until it’s gone.’ And now I finally know what they mean.”
Johnson owns up to the assault in the interview.
“I take full responsibility for everything. Always will. Always have. Where do I go from here? I gotta work on Chad. Chad has to work on Chad. Chad has to go deep down inside and figure out where you went wrong,” he proclaimed. “At what point did you lose focus on what’s most important–especially the game of football. There was a time where, when I touched that field Sunday, you knew what time it was. At some point, I had drifted off track away from that.”
In the meantime, he said he hasn’t spoken to Evelyn since the altercation, saying there’s nothing to be said at this point. It’s action time.
Sources close to Johnson told TMZ that he agreed to be placed on probation and complete extensive anger management counseling in exchange for either a guilty or no contest plea.
He also reportedly agreed to a no-contact order that would block him from talking to Evelyn. Under the deal, Chad will not serve a day behind bars.
According to TMZ, A hearing has been scheduled for today during which a judge is expected to sign off on the deal and make it official.