American football star Chad Johnson arrested

Miami Dolphins receiver – formerly known as Chad Ochocinco – was detained by police on Saturday night (11Aug12) after an argument with his new wife, Evelyn Lozada, allegedly turned violent.

Lozada, who claims the sportsman headbutted her, was treated at a local hospital for a cut to her forehead, while Johnson spent the night at Broward County Jail waiting to appear in front of a judge.

He is facing a misdemeanour charge of simple battery, domestic violence.

The couple married just over a month ago on America’s Independence Day in July (04Jul12).