Less than 24 hours after arrested on domestic violence charges, the Miami Dolphins released Chad Johnson
Apparently Johnson’s roster spot wasn’t secure.
First-year head coach Joe Philbin said Johnson’s roster spot could be in jeopardy if he didn’t moderate his erratic behavior. Coach Philbin disliked how Johnson used profanity while speaking with reporters.
Johnson, released on $2,500 bond, was charged with a misdemeanor for simple domestic battery. So far, only a no contact order has been issued, according to defense attorney Adam Swickle.
Johnson’s wife, Lozada, confronted him in front of their home after finding a receipt for recently purchased condoms while unloading groceries from the trunk. A discussion followed and Johnson got upset and head-butted Lozada, according the affidavit. The document also reports a 3-inch cut on Lozada’s forehead. Johnson didn’t have any bruises.
After conducting interviews with both parties involved, the dispatched officer charged Johnson with simple domestic battery.
Worst case scenario, Johnson faces a maximum punishment of one year jail time coupled with a $1,000 fine. Minimum consequences entail community service, probation, anger management classes or a combination of the listed penalties.
Information from ESPN was used in this report.