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VH1 Cancels Ev and Ocho Following Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson's Arrest
Posted on Mon Aug 13, 2012 01:08 PM PDT

chadochocincomug_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Following the arrest of six-time Pro Bowl winning wide receiver Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, VH1 has canceled the NFL player's upcoming reality series Ev and Ocho, starring Johnson and his wife Evelyn Lozada.

"Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series Ev and Ocho from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it," the network said in a statement.

The reality series, which was scheduled to air on September 3rd, followed Johnson and his Basketball Wives star wife Lozada.

Johnson was arrested on Saturday for simple domestic battery charges after he allegedly head-butted Lozada during an argument in their car outside their home in Florida. According to the arrest report, she confronted him about a receipt of condoms in the trunk of the car.

He was cut by the Miami Dolphins after posting a $2,500 bond a day later, subsequently being left out of the HBO documentary series Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Miami Dolphins.

Johnson married Lozada on July 4th, and the ceremony was live-tweeted as well as filmed for the VH1 reality series Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch.

Lozada stars on the current season of VH1's Basketball Wives. Her relationship with Johnson and their engagement was a prominent storyline on the show, including an episode in February of them discussing rumors of infidelity.

Despite being cut, Johnson and his wife were on the first episode of Hard Knocks: Dolphins, which premiered on August 7th.

Johnson was trying to revive his NFL career with the Dolphins, playing briefly in the preseason opener.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin addressed Johnson's release from the team during a news conference, stating: "It's more about the fit; in my gut I didn't think the fit was going to be beneficial to either party moving forward. … It wasn't about one specific thing; it just wasn't going to work."


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