Chad Johnson may never play in the NFL again, but at least he can avoid jail time.
The former NFL wide receiver has pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge involving his then-wife, reality TV star Evelyn Lozada (Basketball Wives).
The player formerly known as Ochocinco was sentenced Friday to a year’s probation and a counseling course under a plea deal with prosecutors. Johnson also must pay Lozada unspecified restitution.
Chad was arrested in August after Lozada said he head-butted her during an argument. She quickly filed for divorce, which was finalized earlier this week. They had only been married since July 4.