June 19, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco (85) addresses members of the media after minicamp at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Chad Johnson Is Released From The Dolphins


Well, its happened. Most of us probably suspected it last night as the story developed, but it is now being reported that Chad Johnson has been released by the Miami Dolphins in the wake of his domestic violence charge last night. Jay Glazer broke the news via his twitter.

Its kind of funny that the Dolphins factored off the field issues into their decision to sign Johnson rather than other vets like Terrell Owens and Randy Moss. The news isn’t very shocking. Head coach Joe Philbin had already instructed Johnson to better represent the Dolphins organization on last weeks episode of Hard Knocks. Today during a press conference Philbin had said no decision would be made until he met with Chad.

How ever that meeting went, it ended in the termination of the relationship between Johnson and the Dolphins. It will be interesting to see what wide receiver steps up to claim the spot vacated by the former Pro-bowler. Today During practice the spot was filled by Roberto Wallace.

Hopefully we get a behind the scenes look at the entire incident on Hard Knocks Tuesday night, until then all we can do is speculate and wait for more .

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  • Chris

    It’s probably the right call. They traded Marshall because he was this same kind of liability and distraction, especially for a new coach trying to turn a franchise around. There’s a lot of potential at WR on this team so even though I was real excited about Chad being on the team this season, I’d have made the same call in Philbin’s shoes…

  • http://twitter.com/KasloSteve Steve Hoffart

    This may prove to be the best thing Chad could have done for the Dolphins.

    As excited as everyone was about how he looked in practice and for all his talk, the truth was that Tom Brady wouldn’t throw him the ball. If Tom Brady can’t find you, you’re not open. Regardless of his lack of understanding of the playbook, when on the field he wasn’t open.

    So he brought his whole “deal” to Miami, who gave him a chance that no other would, for a moment he was entertaining. Couple of beauty one liners in Episode 1, but the show also displayed that they guy just isn’t quite right in the head. Football is an intellectual game and Chad obviously lacks intellect, displayed clearly in his press conference and in the very strange encounter in the coaches meeting where Philbin basically had to hold up a sign telling him to bugger off. The guy even predicted his arrest!!!

    It’s a shame he couldn’t keep it together, but the blame lies squarely on him and Philbin acted swiftly and consistent to his message, proving he backs his talk with action. He’ll discuss with Dansby and the team will move on. So far I’m loving that Philbin is holding the players to a high standard and frankly this incident offered the chance to show exactly that. In my opinion, Johnson’s signing was an example of “nothing ventured, nothing gained” and his dismissal might prove to be more beneficial for the team to see that Philbin is more than talk, than anything Johnson would have done on the field.