You'd have a hard time finding anyone to dispute the notion that VH1 made the right decision--ethically and even from a business standpoint--in canceling Chad Johnson's new reality show, which was set to premiere on Sept. 3.
Johnson was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge over the weekend. The wide receiver formerly known as Ochocinco allegedly head-butted his new wife, Evelyn Lozada, who was also slated to co-star with Johnson in the show.
"Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series Ev and Ocho from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it," the network said in a statement Monday, via People.com.
Johnson and Lozada had been married less than six weeks prior to the incident, which has now cost the 34-year-old two separate jobs in as many days. He was released by the Miami Dolphins Sunday.
If indeed Johnson pulled a Zinedine Zidane in his driveway, the biggest shame will be that he'll have severely tarnished his image. We've always given him so much rope because, while he's eccentric and often disruptive, he's never been perceived as a bad guy. His value to the common football fan, now, lied in what he'd bring to HBO's Hard Knocks, which features the Dolphins this preseason and began airing last week.