Free agent wide receiver Chad Johnson, 34, who typically tweets manically, has been unusually quiet since his arrest on charges of domestic battery this past Saturday. This morning, Johnson, a six-time Pro Bowler and former Dancing with the Stars contestant who went by the moniker Chad Ochocinco, silenced speculation by simply tweeting “Goodmorning…” to his 3,696,287 followers. It was the first tweet to his followers since August 14 when he expressed his thanks to fans, family and friends. There are other tweets that were interactions between Johnson and some of his friends, but none that were meant for mass consumption. This is in sharp contrast to Johnson’s earlier Twitter action. Between August 9 and August 11, the day of Johnson’s arrest, Johnson tweeted 47 times.

Furthermore, his website still lists him as a receiver for the Miami Dolphins, the team from which he was cut on Sunday. Johnson, ever the loquacious athlete and self-promoter, appears to be looking to take a break from the public eye. His wife, Evelyn Lozada, 37, has filed for divorce after 41 days of marriage. The couple tied the knot on July 4, 2012. In a statement released to the press, Lozada said, “I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles. Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well.”

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