Chad Johnson formally charged

Updated: September 12, 2012, 6:02 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Six-time Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson has been formally charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery.

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The Broward State Attorney's Office filed the charge Wednesday. Johnson faces up to a year in county jail.

Johnson was arrested last month after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. He was later freed on $2,500 bond.

The confrontation came barely a month after Johnson married Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show "Basketball Wives." The 34-year-old Johnson had been battling for a spot on the Miami Dolphins after a disappointing season with the New England Patriots in 2011.

The Dolphins released Johnson a day after his arrest.

Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning and to file a written plea of not guilty.


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