Chad Johnson hit with divorce papers

The wide receiver, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, wed reality TV star Lozada on 4 July (12), but the heated altercation which landed Johnson in jail on Saturday night appears to have put an end to their six-week marriage.

In legal papers filed in Florida on Tuesday (14Aug12), Lozada states their union is "irretrievably broken", reports TMZ.com.

Lozada required medical treatment for a cut to her forehead she claims was caused by Johnson headbutting her during an argument at their Miami home.

The sportsman was released from custody on Sunday (12Aug12) and was immediately dropped from his team, the Miami Dolphins.

The incident also cost him a second lucrative contract with VH1 TV bosses, who decided to axe plans to air the couple's new reality show, Ev and Ocho.

Johnson now faces a misdemeanour charge of simple domestic battery.

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