September 20th, 2012 by faye
Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson says that he enrolled himself in anger management classes to learn how to control and suppress his outbursts so he will not be in the same violent altercation like the one with his ex-wife, Evelyn Lozada.
According to reports, 34-year-old Chad Johnson made the announcement during his interview with James Brown on “Inside the NFL.” The former Miami Dolphins member said, “ I’m trying to find out how can I channel my anger when I’m in situations to where I would pop off.”
During the interview, which will be aired Wednesday night on Showtime, Chad Johnson says he takes full responsibility for the headbutting incident with estranged wife, “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada. He said, “I think what I need to do is work on Chad.”
The football wide receiver also said that he believes the Miami Dolphins cut him from the team based only on his domestic battery incident and not because of his performance on the field.
“That was the reason … there’s no need to blow smoke up my ass.”
Chad Johnson has been in anger management classes. Previous reports have stated that the football star was ordered by a court to complete a domestic violence program after assaulting a former girlfriend back in 2000.
As it was previously reported, Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada became officially divorced after a judge signed off on the divorce docs — a divorce that the football star was initially trying to prevent from taking place.
Johnson added that he is no longer on speaking terms with Evelyn Lozada, explaining, “There’s nothing I can say to her because she’s already heard it all … what can I say … actions speak louder than words and this is the time for me to show action.”
Chad Johnson was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He also played for the New England Patriots in 2011 and had a brief stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2012, playing in just one preseason game.
He played college football at both Oregon State and Santa Monica College and also played high school football at Miami Beach Senior High School.
Back in April 2011, CNBC listed then-Ochocinco as #1 on the list of “Most Influential Athletes In Social Media.” Johnson is a six-time NFL Pro Bowler and was named to three All-Pro teams.
February 24th, 2012 by faye
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo has been sentenced in his domestic violence case last month, and now Castronovo has been ordered by the court to attend anger management classes as part of a plea deal.
The 47-year-old rock group drummer was arrested by the authorities on January 20 after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend at his Oregon home, interfering with making a police report, criminal mischief and harassment. The dispute is said to have stemmed from Deen Castronovo accusing her girlfriend of cheating. Originally, Castronovo pleaded not gulity, but has since worked out a deal with prosecutors. According to the court documents from a diversion agreement, Deen Castronovo will do 80 hours of community service in Oregon in addition to completing anger management classes.
If Castronovo completes his legal obligations and stays out of trouble for a period of 180 days, the court will dismiss his conviction for domestic violence.
Deen Castronovo has been with the band Journey since 1998, and has been on every one of Journey’s records since 2001’s “Arrival.” Castronovo also appeared on Journey’s 2011 album “Eclipse”.