VH1 is distancing itself from #85. Last weekend, veteran NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was arrested and released on bail after a domestic violence charge. The former Dancing With the Stars contestant was subsequently released by the Miami Dolphins — and VH1 has just announced that it no longer plans to air a reality show he was filming for the network called Ev and Ocho.
“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,” a representative said in a statement. The series was set to premiere this September. VH1’s website has deleted its page about Ev and Ocho, although its name still appears under the site’s “shows” tab.