Chad Johnson released by Miami Dolphins following arrest
The Miami Dolphins has reportedly cut off their wide receiver Chad Johnson — just 24 hours after his arrest for domestic violence when he allegedly headbutted new wife, Evelyn Lozada, following a heated argument.
According to sources close to Chad Johnson, he had a meeting with Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin on Sunday. After the meeting, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that the football team has decided to drop Johnson.
Previous reports have stated that the NFL star was arrested on Saturday night and booked for domestic violence after he allegedly headbutted his wife, “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada. He spent the night in jail and was later released on $2,500 bond.
Adam Swickle, the lawyer of Chad Johnson, said in court, “Mr. Johnson has been a resident of the state of Florida for pretty much his entire life. He has no prior offenses, and essentially, we’re asking for the court to set a standard bond.”
Miami Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene originally said the team was “aware of the situation” and were in the process of gathering of relevant information.
Chad Johnson signed with the Dolphins back in June, four days after he was released by the New England Patriots. A six-time Pro Bowl receiver with Cincinnati, he caught only 15 passes in 15 games for the Patriots last year after they acquired him in a trade for a pair of draft picks.