Earlier in August, Johnson was arrested and charged with simple domestic battery after allegedly headbutting Lozada during an argument over a receipt for condoms.
“He is a good guy who made a bad choice. He loves football, he is very driven, a great dad,” Lozada explains to Amy Robach. ”He made a bad choice that destroyed his life and I hate that I’m connected to that, I do, but it was his choice. It wasn’t mine.”
Lozada’s exclusive interview with Nightline premieres tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.