Chad Johnson: Released By Dolphins After Arrest!

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Good news for Chad Johnson: He's out of jail on $2,500 bond.

Bad news: He's also out of a job.

About 24 hours after Chad Johnson's arrest for domestic violence, the Miami Dolphins released the loquacious, mercurial six-time Pro Bowl receiver.

Johnson was released from jail Sunday after his wife, Evelyn Lozada, accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home.

Chad Johnson, Jail

Chad, who married Basketball Wives star Evelyn in Miami on July 4, was officially charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor offense.

Only five days earlier, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said Johnson's roster spot could be in jeopardy if he didn't temper his freewheeling behavior.

This incident apparently was the final straw.

Johnson, who recently changed his name back from Chad Ochocinco after four years with that absurd surname, was arrested on Saturday.

Allegedly, Evelyn Lozada confronted him about a receipt she found in their car trunk for a box of condoms, police said, sparking an argument.

With the two seated in the car, they began talking about the receipt and their marriage, and Chad allegedly got angry and head-butted his wife.

Lozada ran to a neighbor's house and called police.

A responding officer said Lozada had a 3-inch cut on her forehead, according to reports, while Johnson did not have any visible marks or bruises.

When questioned by police, the NFL star confirmed there had in fact been an argument over the receipt, but said his wife had head-butted him.

Johnson has long been known for his unusual antics that annoyed his teammates as well as coaches, yet made him popular with many fans.

If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. He could also receive community service, probation or anger management classes.


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