Chad Johnson Reportedly Had an Affair While Engaged to Evelyn Lozada

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 24, 2012

MIAMI, FL - MAY 24:  Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson watches the Miami Heat play against the Chicago Bulls in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 24, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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If there is one person in the world who craves the year 2013, it's Chad Johnson, because his 2012 has been like a roller coaster that only goes down. 

Don't expect an emotional uptick for the free-agent NFL receiver any time soon, because recent reports signal the athlete carried on an affair before and after he married Evelyn Lozada. 

Radar Online (h/t SportsGrid) piles on one more heaping scoop of awful to the Chad Johnson sundae already being eaten up by the media and football fans. 

The website states they have exclusive knowledge that Johnson enjoyed a "string of alleged mistresses" during his relationship with Lozada. 

They also claim the embattled receiver even paid the rent for one of the alleged mistresses, an aspiring model and stripper from Atlanta named Amber Priddy. 

"Chad has been paying Amber $2000 a month for her apartment and flying her in and out of Miami so they could meet up," said our insider, but now the former Black Men Magazine Model of the Year has been evicted from her apartment on Atlanta's famous Peachtree Street, according to court documents, and she posted a plea on Twitter this week asking for help moving."

If true, the affair would be just one more added blemish to an awful year for Johnson, someone who looked like he was well on his way back to being his own jovial self on the field. 

He enjoyed a marriage to reality TV star Lozada and was featured heavily on the HBO series Hard Knocks, looking like a hard worker and someone who was ready to take the sport seriously once again. 

It all came crashing down when he was arrested for domestic violence and was subsequently cut from the Miami Dolphins

While this isn't the biggest and worst news for Johnson, it certainly doesn't help an already tarnished image. 


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