Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson fired from Miami Dolphins

Chad Johnson has been released by his NFL team Miami Dolphins following his recent arrest.

Johnson – previously known as Chad Ochocinco – was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence on Saturday (August 11) after an alleged altercation with his wife Evelyn Lozada.

Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins – worth just under $1million – in June to revive his career after he was released by the New England Patriots, but the Dolphins have now cut ties with the wide receiver, after team officials met with him following his release from jail for allegedly head-butting his wife of just one month.

Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said on Sunday (August 12): “We’re going to deal with this. We’re not going to waste time… We’re all in this thing together. Everybody that sets foot in this building, we’re all held to a high standard.”

The Dolphins had a practice on Sunday which Johnson missed because he was getting out of jail. He spent a night in custody, but was released on $2,500 (£1,595) bond on Sunday.

Lovers' quarrel: The argument that ended in Johnson's arrest broke out when his wife, Evelyn Lozada, left, confronted him about finding a receipt for condoms

The NFL star is alleged to have “head-butted” Lozada – who he married in May – during their row, which started when Lozada found a store receipt for condoms in her husband’s car. Lozada reportedly sought treatment at a local hospital for lacerations on her forehead.