#HeauxsBeWinning: Chad Johnson Changes His Name Back, Goes To Jail, Gets Out, Loses Job
Released from jail earlier in the day, Chad Johnson now has been released from the Miami Dolphins, too.
FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer first reported Sunday the team parted ways with the wide receiver, one day after Johnson was arrested on charges of domestic assault for allegedly head-butting his wife.
The Miami Dolphins have terminated the contract of WR Chad Johnson.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) August 13, 2012
The Dolphins later announced the news via Twitter.
And just like that, Johnson’s stint in Miami is over in the most stunning of fashions.
Earlier in the day, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin told reporters he had yet to speak with Johnson but planned on doing so sooner rather than later. No word on if that meeting took place or how Johnson was informed of the team’s decision.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the decision to cut Johnson was made by Philbin, who had the support of his front office.
Johnson was looking to bounce back from a dismal one-year campaign with the New England Patriots last season, and at least on the surface seemed headed in the right direction.
Just two days ago, the 34-year-old veteran was sitting atop the Dolphins’ wide receiver depth chart. Now his career could very well be over.
This certainly will make for an intriguing episode this week on HBO’s Hard Knocks