Chad Johnson is reportedly ignoring divorce papers from wife, Evelyn Lozada. A Yard Bark report from Sept. 11 claims that Johnson refuses to divorce his wife, whom he was arrested for head-butting last month after a dispute.
Johnson has been making efforts to reconcile his relationship with his estranged wife. He even tattooed a picture of her on his leg. However, Lozada does not need the former NFL player to sign off on the divorce papers to initiate the split in the state of Florida.
"I'm sure some opinions on me might have changed because of the things that have happened," Johnson said. "All I can say is, I'm sorry. I'm human."
Chad Johnson, also known as Chad Ochocinco, wed Lozada on July 4 in Saint Martin.
However, a few short weeks later in August, Johnson was arrested for a domestic violence after head-butting the "Basketball Wives" star which resulted in a laceration on her forehead.
"She has a pretty good-sized laceration on her forehead," Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle told the Miami Herald.
In her first interview since the incident, Lozada admitted that she still loves her estranged husband Johnson "more than anything," but is "afraid" of him and believes he "needs to get help."
"It's the hardest thing in the world to walk away from someone that you really love," Lozada told Amy Robach for an interview on "Nightline". "But you have to walk away because I have to protect myself."
The estranged wife of the former NFL player describes in detail the moment she realized she was head-butted by him:
"The next thing I know, he grabbed me by here [pointing to her head] and he head-butted me," Lozada said. "I felt blood coming down my face... and I looked at him and I said, 'You just head-butted me?' And it just -- everything just felt if it was in slow motion."
The 36-year-old then described the moments following the assault.
"He got out of the car, really, really quick and ran into the house, and I said to myself, 'I need to get out of here.'"
Lozada ran to a neighbor's house then went to a local hospital where she received six stitches for lacerations on her forehead. She said she will not get back together with Johnson after a six-week marriage but wishes him the best.
"I believe he loves me. I believe he needs to get help," she said. "He's a good guy that made a bad choice. He loves football and he's very driven and a great dad. He made a bad choice that destroyed his life, and I hate that I'm connected to that."
Lozada's first interview since the assault with ABC News' Amy Robach aired on "Nightline" on Friday, Aug. 31.