Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Strikes Plea Deal, May Avoid Jail Time in Domestic Battery Case (REPORT)
Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson has reportedly struck a deal with prosecutors that will keep him from serving jail time for allegedly head-butting his ex-wife, Evelyn Lozada.
According to TMZ, Johnson, 34, will be placed on probation and complete anger-management counseling in exchange for a guilty or no contest plea.
In addition, Johnson will sign a no-contact order that would prevent him from speaking to Lozada.
Celebuzz has confirmed with Kim Fontana, legal secretary with the State Attorney's Office, that a hearing has been scheduled for Friday at 10AM in front of Judge Richards. The judge is expected to sign off on the deal, according to TMZ.
Johnson was formally charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery in September for the alleged incident with Lozada.
The couple officially divorced on Wednesday.
Johnson confirmed Wednesday evening that he has already entered anger management classes.
"Right now I need to work on Chad," he said on Inside the NFL.