Armando Salguero tweets that the decision to release came from head coach Joe Philbin.
Pro Football Talk adds that sources mentioned that Johnson was on a “one-strike arrangement” with the Dolphins and they didn’t want to deal with him being a distraction.
The Dolphins included no guaranteed money in Johnson’s deal, which made this much easier from their end.
This was certainly a possibility, considering the limited market for his services. Johnson will be hard pressed to find another job now that he’s coming off of a terrible season in New England and a failed experiment in Miami.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Johnson remains in police custody and will be forced to see a judge before being released.
During an argument, “Johnson allegedly head-butted his new wife,” while they were inside of a vehicle. Evelyn Lozada was apparently found with “lacerations on her forehead” when police arrived to the scene.
Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reports that the argument “started over a receipt for a box of condoms.”
This is obviously a bizarre event, but if any disciplinary action is taken by the league the Dolphins will have to look for another solution at wide receiver while Johnson is absent. I can only imagine how Hard Knocks is going to handle this.