We feel like anybody who has been accused of head butting their wife (of just a few weeks) would probably have a history of domestic violence.
That seems like a given to us.
And it's true: Chad Ochocinco has a history — in 2000, he was found guilty of battering a woman. Secretly.
He was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery in L.A. on February 7, 2000, which was before he was playing football for Oregon State University.
Apparently it was his girlfriend that he slapped across the face after he accused her of cheating — to which he pled no contest, and the court found him guilty of domestic battery.
He was then sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to serve 45 days in L.A. County Jail.
He didn't see any of that jail time, though, and instead completed 30 days of graffiti removal work along with completing a 12 month batterer's counseling program — and ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim.
So he did all that and was a changed man, right?
Well… according to court records, he decided to put off the hard labor and the domestic violence program for years. That's when an additional 15 days of graffiti removal was added, making Ocho finally completed his legal obligations in 2002.
The only real difference between what happened then and what happened now is that Ocho claims he didn't do anything wrong this time — instead of pleading no contest!
We wonder if Evelyn knew this before she married him!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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