That was fast as Chad Johnson streaking down the sideline for a TD catch!
Former Miami Dolphins receiver Johnson’s divorce from Evelyn Lozada, star of the VH-1 reality show Basketball Wives, was finalized Wednesday in a Broward County court.
Lozada filed 37 days ago in the wake of an ugly domestic violence incident that cost Johnson his NFL gig, sponsors and a new TV show.
In all, the couple’s marriage lasted 75 days — including the separation.
The receiver formerly known as Ochocinco was not in court, but Lozada was there to witness the magistrate signing off on the decree.
Their made-for-TV wedding took place on July 4 on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Johnson, a native of Liberty City, allegedly head-butted Lozada during an argument over her discovery of a receipt for a condom purchase just five weeks later at home in Davie.
“There was nothing to [the divorce],” said Michael Gilden, Lozada’s attorney. “There was no argument. There was a pre-nup that’ll remain private.”
Did they get preferential treatment from the court system?
“No,” said Gilden. “It can be done by any member of the public. It didn’t go this fast because they’re celebrities.”
Casey Anthony has been offered a chunk of change to fight in a boxing match scheduled to take place in November in Fort Lauderdale.
Promoter Damon Feldman says he reached out to Anthony’s people with a bona fide offer: $20,000 for three, one-minute rounds.
Anthony would be pitted against stripper Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, the tattooed other woman in the love triangle that caused Oscar winner Sandra Bullock’s divorce from motorcycle designer Jesse James.
If Anthony, 26, were remotely interested — doubtful since she went underground last year after being cleared of killing daughter Caylee — she’d better watch herself: “I want this match,” McGee told the South Florida-based National Enquirer. “I know she’s lying about killing her daughter.”
Real estate news
Former Miami Heat forward James Posey is trying to sell his Coconut Grove crib.
Posey, 35, who had a big part of the Heat’s first world championship in 2006 then went on to play for the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers, wants $2.2 million for the townhouse.
Records show Posey’s house, at The Cloisters, has 5,000 square feet, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The 13-year NBA veteran bought the place in 2005 for $2.17 million.
Real estate news, part 2
It’s a time of firsts for Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin.
His first win with the Fins came in his first home opener Sunday against Oakland.
And Philbin is now settled in his first house in South Florida — a modern version of a Middle Ages fort complete with what appear to be guard towers.
Philbin, 51, and his wife Diane plunked down $1.78 million for the home, in the gated Northstar Estates in Davie.
Like the rest of us, he got a mortgage. Unlike the rest of us, it’s a $1 million loan.