Chad Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco, has been released from the Miami Dolphins. His cut from the team took place less than 24 hours after he was arrested for domestic violence against his wife Evelyn Lozada.
FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Johnson’s release, tweeting this statement:
“The Miami Dolphins have just released Chad Johnson, scouts cleaned out his locker”
The news has been confirmed by various media outlets and Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald says that coach Joe Philbin was the driving force behind the decision to get rid of Johnson.
Johnson has been accused by his wife Evelyn of head butting her during an argument that took place over the weekend. The incident allegedly occurred during a fight over condoms that Evelyn found in Chad’s car. Evelyn was reportedly seen running to a neighbor’s house to get away from Johnson and called police from a neighbor’s phone.
When Johnson was arrested, Lozada was taken to a local hospital and treated for serious cuts to her forehead.