Chad Johnson has released his first official statement since being arrested last weekend for allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, and being cut from the Miami Dolphins. (A segment that was aired as part of HBO’s Hard Knocks TV series)
Johnson took to his ‘OCNN’ blog to write;
“I would like to apologize to everyone for the recent events that have occurred. I would like to wish Evelyn well and will never say anything bad about her because I truly love her to death. I will continue to be positive and train hard for another opportunity in the NFL. To all the fans and supporters I have disappointed, you have my sincerest apologies. I will stay positive and get through this tough period in my life.”
Johnson is able to sign with another team should they be interested, but a source close to the NFL is reporting that teams and the league are going to be closely monitoring his Twitter feed.
The athlete has been very outspoken on Twitter since first creating his account, and has finally returned to the site for the first time since his arrest, slowly posting tweets filled with careful and considerate content.
The source claimed,
“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!
“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.”
Should an NFL team sign Chad Johnson, or is it too big a risk?