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AP source: WR Chad Johnson released by Dolphins

August 13, 2012

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says six-time Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson has been released by the Miami Dolphins one day after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife.

The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins hadn't announced the move.

Johnson was released on $2,500 bond earlier Sunday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor.

The confrontation came barely a month after Johnson married Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show "Basketball Wives."

The 34-year-old Johnson had been battling for a spot on the Dolphins.