Chad Johnson has been cut from the Miami Dolphins before the season even started.
Following his arrest for an altercation with wife Evelyn Lozada this weekend, the NFL has kicked him off the team.
An appearance on HBO’s "Hard Knocks" revealed that Chad was already off to a shaky start with his new team, which has a zero-tolerance policy. Although this is his first major offense off the field since signing to the NFL, the team tweeted, "The Miami Dolphins have terminated the contract of WR Chad Johnson."
If he’s convicted on charges of misdemeanor domestic battery, Chad faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. He could also be sentenced to community service, anger management classes or probation.
Chad was taken into custody after he allegedly head-butted Evelyn during a fight outside of their home on Saturday night.
This is not Chad’s first arrest for such an incident. The Miami Herald reports that he was placed on probation after getting into a domestic dispute with former girlfriend Chevon Jex.
Meanwhile, Evelyn has been released from the hospital and she’s staying with friends. Chad has been ordered to stay away from her in the meantime. A little time apart could be a good thing considering there is some dispute as to who took it to the head as Chad claims that Evelyn head-butted him.
Supposedly the argument began after Evelyn found a receipt for a box of condoms in his car. According to Charlamagne Tha God of Power 105.1′s "The Breakfast Club" that’s a major misstep.
Eric Williams had a decent chuckle about this incident, too! See what he said when you flip through Daily Buzz 8.13.12 below!
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