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VH1 cancels 'Ev & Ocho' after the arrest of former NFL player Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson

August 13, 2012|By Yvonne Villarreal
  • Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada pose with Motorola Xoom at the Maxim Party Powered by Motorola Xoom at Centennial Hall at Fair Park on February 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada pose with Motorola Xoom at the Maxim Party… (Gary Miller/Getty Images…)

It's over before it even started: VH1 has canceled "Ev & Ocho" after the arrest of former NFL player Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson over the weekend.

The series, which followed Evelyn Lozada (a staple on the network via "The Basketball Wives") and her new hubby, was scheduled to debut Sept. 3 — it followed the couple in the weeks leading to their nuptials, which took place July 4. But after Johnson's arrest Saturday on domestic violence charges — he allegedly head-butted Lozada during an argument at their Florida home — the network has dropped the series.

The network released the following statement: "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." 

It's not the only setback the "Dancing with the Stars" alum, released from jail Sunday, is facing. News also broke Monday that the wide receiver was cut from the Miami Dolphins.


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