Some people never learn.
Professional football player Chad Ochocinco — who was sentenced to 12 months probation after pleading no contest to assaulting his then-wife, Basketball Stars Evelyn Lozado in September 2012 — has taken to Twitter to defend his decision to give his young daughters “ass-whippings” when they misbehave, a new report claims.
According to the report, the NFL pro tweeted, and then deleted, at a fan who told him he shouldn’t curse in front of his daughters.
“Okay, I live in a black household & our kids don’t listen, so cursing & ass whippings are necessary babe,” he allegedly wrote. “Two different worlds.”
His seemingly lax attitude about physical violence against his young daughters—Jicrya, born in 1998, Chi’el, born in 2005 and Chade, born in 2004—is concerning to Debby Tucker, of the National Center on Domestic an Sexual Violence.
“Indeed it is disturbing,” she told Radar. “But not unusual. I’ve heard people ‘justify’ their use of violence against children on the basis that the victims just don’t listen.”
The NFL pro’s history with violence is well documented. When in court for violating his probation (which he was ordered to after assaulting his ex-wife in September 2012), he was reprimanded by a judge for swatting at his attorney.
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