Chad Johnson Speaks Out: “Being a Husband Was An Honor, And I Lost That”
Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada are officially divorced after just 41 days of marriage. The former couple have been continuously making headlines since their violent altercation August 11th, which sent Johnson to jail and got him cut from the Dolphins, on top of losing his wife.
Since then Lozada has done a couple interviews expressing how hurt she is over the situation, and Johnson has tweeted how he messed up and doesn’t want a divorce. He even tattooed Lozada’s face on his leg, but in the end, he gave in and signed the divorce papers.
Johnson has finally spoken out a little more about everything in his first interview since the incident on “Inside the NFL”:
On the mistakes he made that led to him being fired from the Dolphins:
First of all I had an altercation. An altercation with my wife, I mean we all know. You know, it’s no secret. And the consequences of my altercation with my wife was me being released.
When asked if he really thinks that was the reason:
That was the reason. It’s no need to blow smoke up my a**.
On what he’s lost:
I lost two things that I love. Football, I love…you know that. And you know the way I play the game, I enjoy it. I have fun with it. And you know, being married. Being a husband, being a lover was an honor. And I lost that. They have that saying, ‘You never know what you have until it’s gone.’ And now I finally know what they mean.”
On who’s responsible:
I take full responsibility for everything. Always will. Always have. Where do I go from here? I gotta work on Chad. Chad has to work on Chad. Chad has to go deep down inside and figure out where you went wrong. At what point did you lose focus on what’s most important–Especially the game of football. There was a time where, when I touched that field Sunday, you knew what time it was. At some point, I had drifted off track away from that.
On how he plans to deal with his issues:
“I’m taking classes. Anger management classes. I’m trying to find out how to channel my anger in situations where I would pop off–how to diffuse those situations.”
On whether or not he’s communicated with Evelyn:
“What I need to do is work on Chad. There’s nothing I can say to her because she’s already heard it already. I can say it through my actions. Because actions speak louder than words. This is the time for me to show actions. Period.
This is all very sad.