Chad Johnson's mug shot courtesy of Broward Co. Sheriff's Office.
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CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 26: Chad Johnson #85 of Cincinnati Bengals celebrates with fans in the seating area after the Bengals 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on October 26, 2003 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 3: Quarterback Jon Kitna #3 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Chad Johnson #85 in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans on November 3, 2002 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Bengals defeated the Texans 38-3. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 21: Chad Johnson #80 of the Oregon State Beavers is hoisted up by teammate Martin Maurer #87 after scoring a touchdown during their game against the UCLA Bruins on October 21, 2000 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Chad Johnson during the 2011 season. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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DALLAS, TX - NFL player Chad Ochocinco 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. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images for Motorola Xoom)
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WR Chad Johnson charged with domestic battery

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Six-time Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson has been formally charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery.

The Broward State Attorney's Office filed the charge Wednesday. Johnson faces up to a year in county jail.

Johnson was arrested last month after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. He was later freed on $2,500 bond.

The confrontation came barely a month after Johnson married Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show "Basketball Wives." The 34-year-old Johnson had been battling for a spot on the Miami Dolphins after a disappointing season with the New England Patriots in 2011.

The Dolphins released Johnson a day after his arrest.

Johnson is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning and to file a written plea of not guilty.

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