Yesterday, Chad Johnson was cut from the Miami Dolphins. Today, VH1 announced that his reality series “Ev and Ocho” has also been cut – both due to his recent arrest for domestic violence.
The receiver, (formerly known as Ochocinco), was taken into custody for allegedly hitting and head-butting his wife Evelyn Lozada. He has been charged with domestic battery.
The Dolphins organization, which is currently being filmed for the HBO series “Hard Knocks,” moved swiftly to cut him from the team following his arrest. Now VH1 is distancing itself from the athlete by scrapping their reality show, which was slated to premiere on Sept. 3 and chronicle the couple’s romance.
“Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series ‘Ev and Ocho’ from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it,” the network said in a statement released this afternoon.