( 4UMF NEWS ) Dolphins Coach Explains Ochocinco Release:
The 34-year-old wide receiver‘s contract was terminated by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, a day after he was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from an incident in which he allegedly head-butted his wife.
Johnson wasn’t released solely because of the arrest, according to the Dolphins.
“It’s more about the fit,” Miami coach Joe Philbin said Monday. “In my gut, I didn’t think the fit was going to be beneficial to either party moving forward, whether in the short term or the long term.”
Many would have given Johnson another chance, a little more time.
But Philbin believes Johnson, a six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, wasn’t going to fall in line. He didn’t fall in line yesterday, he wouldn’t tomorrow, and he probably wouldn’t next week.
In Philbin’s eyes, Johnson showed he’s more about himself than the team. Philbin said Johnson’s release was a reflection of all of his actions since he signed with Miami on June 11.