DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Chad Johnson briefly lobbied in vain to keep his job when he was cut by Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin.
The six-time Pro Bowl receiver failed to make the case, and after bidding Philbin farewell with a gracious handshake, he walked out of the Dolphins’ complex for good.
The scene was captured on the latest episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” which is chronicling the Dolphins’ preseason. They terminated Johnson’s contract Sunday, about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife, Evelyn Lozada.
She subsequently announced plans to file for divorce, ending their marriage after barely a month.