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Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson’s Domestic Violence Charge Will Follow Him Forward In NFL


Aug. 17 2012, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was swiftly let go from the Miami Dolphins following his arrest for domestic violence and has exclusive details about how detrimental this will be for his career if he tries to get another job in the NFL.

On the misdemeanor charge of simple domestic battery Michael Bilello, President and CEO at Centurion Strategies, a public relations and marketing agency that handles high-profile athletes, told in an exclusive interview that this is going to be very hard for Chad to put behind him.

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“The league officials make sure that fans never forget, so in this case I believe that this will linger on and initiate a lot of closed door meetings between the GM and the coach during the interview process should Chad be allowed back in the league,” he said.

As previously reported, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozado filed for divorce from her estranged husband after just 41 days of marriage following a violent incident on Saturday when he allegedly head butted her. The six-time Pro Bowl receiver was then arrested by Davie, Florida police and released from jail on $2,500 bond Sunday.

After being picked up by the Dolphins earlier this year when the New England Patriots cut him, the wide receiver's contract was terminated by the team within 24 hours of the domestic abuse scandal, and not only is he off the team, publicity-hungry Johnson, 34, is also off the air because VH1 canceled the reality show Ev & Ocho about their Caribbean wedding that was set to air in September.

A prolific Tweeter, Chad has been slowly returning to the social media site, writing a simple “Good morning,” on Thursday.

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Bilello says that now Chad's Twitter account is going to be a focus of any NFL team that is interested in hiring the 34-year-old player.

“Teams are very focused on avoiding any type of individuals who have problems in their personal life. The league and team owners are very cognoscente of any players who are overly active on social media. God knows, Chad lived his life on Twitter it seems!”

He warned Chad that his openness on Twitter should probably be curtailed.

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“Players such as Chad -- this is a message to everyone in the league along with college players -- it is better to walk quietly and carry a big stick. Certainly guys who are able to understand, but many like Chad, push the limits of social media.”


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