I guess this story (and the two people involved) refuses to go away, eh? Thanks, God.
Former NFL star Chad Johnson decided to pay a visit to Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith ESPN talk show “First Take” where he talked about, amongst other things, the domestic violence incident with ex-wife, reality star Evelyn Lozada.
In the interview, Chad appears to have taken full responsibility for cheating on his wife and also head butting her, which ultimately led to the demise of their short lived marriage and reality show.
What happened was a mistake a mistake that Ive continuously apologized for to the people Ive hurt, including my wife. Ive stated that numerous times, I know youve heard it. I think me continuing to say sorry drowns it out. Ive accepted responsibility for my actions, especially with her The domestic dispute, for one, was all my fault because Im was living life the way it shouldnt be lived, which is why I lost everything I did. Because that man upstairs said, let me bring you back a little bit, because youre living too wild. So, it is what it is. I made the bed, Im laying in it. I paid the price for what I did wrong.
*eye-roll* I’m sorry Dancers, but this man REEKS of “Hey, LOOOK AT ME”! I can’t….
At one point, Stephen A asked Chad his response to Evelyn running to the media so quickly after the incident giving everybody and their mother an interview. To which Chad responded:
Think about my life in general? What have I ever done in private? Think about it? Nothing. Not my marriage, not the way I play the game, not the way I live my life. So when things go sour it should be the same way. It should be out there in the public eye. I am no saint. I am no angel. I never proclaimed to be. I was squeaky clean for a long time, which is why i was able to get away with some of the stuff Ive done. Finally, I have to humble myself. Im not complaining, Im not fussing about being cut. Im going to play again, I would think and I would hope so. If I dont, Im okay with walking away.
Chad also confessed that this was not the first time he was violent with a woman. He had an incident around 1997.
If both Evelyn and Chad never graced my television screen again, Flash would be one happy camper. REAL TALK.