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Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson Files for Divorce From Evelyn Lozada

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Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson and Evelyn Lozada attend the PepsiCo Super Bowl Weekend Kickoff Party on February 4, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.  Christopher Polk/Getty

After his wife filed for divorce in August, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson filed his own divorce papers Wednesday.

According to TMZ, the former Dancing With the Stars contestant filed in a Florida court stating his marriage to Evelyn Lozada "irretrievably broken."

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The couple married on July 4, but their honeymoon period was short-lived: Johnson, 34, was arrested on Aug. 11 on a charge of domestic battery. The NFL player allegedly head-butted Lozada during a heated argument. The Basketball Wives star filed her divorce papers on Aug. 14.

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"It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday. I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me," Lozada told Us Weekly in a statement on Aug. 14. "It is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well. I'm grateful to my family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support during this difficult time." 

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TMZ reports that Johnson asked the judge to block Lozada's request that he pay her legal fees in his filing, due to their prenuptial agreement.

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