Chad Johnson is trying to make amends for his arrest on domestic violence charges for allegedly head-butting his wife, reality star Evelyn Lozada.
That includes a public apology…and a tattoo of Lozada’s face on his leg.
The troubled NFL wide receiver showed off his ink on the “Hard Knocks” finale Sept. 4, in which he is shown training and making his case for a comeback.
(The Miami Dolphins cut him from their roster following his Aug. 11 arrest.)
“I messed up,” he admits. “I gotta suffer the consequences. I made that bed, I gotta lay in it…I gotta start all over.
“How did I even get to this point?” Johnson, also known as Chad Ochocinco, ponders sadly. “Somewhere along the way, I lost focus. I lost something I love. I lost two things that I love because of my immature actions. I’m going to get both of those back, one step at a time.
“All I can do is say sorry…I’m human.”
Whether or not Lozada is interested in reconciling, Johnson was quick to correct a Twitter follower who wondered why he “tatted Evelyn’s face on his leg post divorce.”
“Child please… that’s my WIFE,” Johnson responded.
But for how long?
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 5, 2012