One day after being arrested on domestic battery charges, wide receiver Chad Johnson has been cut by the Miami Dolphins.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter:
The six-time Pro Bowl receiver was released on $2,500 bond Sunday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor.
The confrontation came barely a month after Johnson married Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show “Basketball Wives.”
Johnson, 34, has been battling for a spot on the team after a disappointing season with the New England Patriots in 2011.
Only five days earlier, first-year Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said Johnson’s roster spot could be in jeopardy if he didn’t temper his freewheeling behavior. Johnson annoyed the coach by frequently using profanity during a session with reporters.
Following Sunday’s practice, coach Joe Philbin said he would meet soon with Johnson, saying-
“We’re going to deal with this…We’re not going to waste time. … We’re all in this thing together. Everybody that sets foot in this building, we’re all held to a high standard.”
We will keep you up-to-date as more news breaks in the Chad Johnson – Evelyn Lozada headbutt-gate.