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The Miami Dolphins aren’t playing around when it comes to domestic violence. The NFL team dropped Chad Johnson from the team roster after his weekend arrest.

The six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver was locked up Saturday night after he allegedly head-butted his wife, ‘Basketball Wives’ reality celeb Evelyn Lozada.

Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, spent the night in jail and was released Sunday on a $2,500 bond.

He went straight from the slammer to meet an hour later with head coach Joe Philbin, who promptly terminated the wayward player.

Prior to their face-to-face confrontation Philbin told reporters, “We’re going to deal with this. We’re not going to waste time. We’re all in this thing together. Everybody that sets foot in this building, we’re all held to a high standard.”

Five days before Johnson landed in jail he was already on the bad side of Philbin for using profanity when talking to reporters during training camp. He reportedly warned the athlete that his roster spot could be in jeopardy if he didn’t “temper his freewheeling behavior.”

The former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ alum finally cooked his proverbial goose with the coach after assaulting his wife on Saturday night.

Check out the mugshot and a wedding photo from the couple’s July 4th nuptials in St. Martin below:


Photo Credit: WENN, Twitter-Evelyn Lozada, Broward Sheriff’s Office