Reports: Ochocinco released by Dolphins

Reports: Ochocinco released by Dolphins
August 13, 2012, 1:02 am
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A day after his arrest on Saturday on a domestic violence charge, accused of head-butting new wife, Evelyn Lozada, Chad Ochocinco was released by the Miami Dolphins.

The news was first reported by FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, and confirmed by many media outlets.

The Miami Dolphins have just released Chad Johnson, scouts cleaned out his locker Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 13, 2012

Confirming @jayglazer that Chad Johnson has been released. Source to me: "His story, in the end, isn't believable." mike freeman (@realfreemancbs) August 13, 2012

I'm told the decision to cut Chad Johnson was made by Joe Philbin. Ownership backed his call unconditionally. Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) August 13, 2012

More coming at PFT on the release of Chad Johnson.Per source, he was on a one-strike arrangement and team didn't want the distraction. ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 13, 2012

One line press release from team: "The Miami Dolphins have terminated the contract of WR Chad Johnson, the team announced today." Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) August 13, 2012