Reports: Ochocinco released by Dolphins

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Reports: Ochocinco released by Dolphins

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

Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'

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Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'

Even for some of the nation's top athletes, confident 20-somethings with the rest of their (perhaps very lucrative) lives ahead of them, there's a feeling you just can't shake when Bill Belichick walks into the room. 

"When you first meet him, you're scared," said Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, per WBZ. "He's quizzing you. It's like a little test. But after you get done with the test, the quiz or whatever, drawing up the defense, it's pretty cool. They're real down to earth people. Really cool."

Belichick was spotted at Ohio State's pro day getting a closer look at McMillan and his teammates on Thursday. He then headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines showcase Friday.

During various scouting trips across the country, the Patriots appear to be showing significant interest in the incoming class of linebackers. Belichick spent some extra time with Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham -- who's projected to be a first-rounder -- at his pro day. The team reportedly scheduled a meeting with a speedy linebacker from Cincinnati. And Matt Patricia caught up with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu once his workouts finished up on Thursday. 

As for McMillan, the 6-2, 240-pounder was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten choice. He's instinctive, but there's some question as to whether or not he has the strength to hold up inside at the next level.

PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

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PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court. 

After speaking with Wetzel, Curran has Tim Rohan of MMQB.com on to discuss his day with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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