Released from jail earlier in the day, Chad Johnson has now been released from the Miami Dolphins, too.
This according to FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer, who reported Sunday the team has parted ways with the wide receiver, one day after Johnson was arrested on charges of domestic assault for allegedly head-butting his wife.
A source familiar with the decision also confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
And just like that, Johnson’s stint in Miami is over in the most stunning of fashions.
Read full story after the jumpEarlier in the day, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin told reporters he had yet to speak with Johnson but planned on doing so sooner rather 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.