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Miami Dolphins release Chad Johnson after battery charge

NFL receiver Chad Johnson is seen in this undated file photo.

August 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
NFL receiver Chad Johnson was released from the Miami Dolphins one day after his arrest for domestic battery against his wife.

Johnson received the news Sunday after leaving jail on $2,500 bond. Johnson is accused of head-butting Evelyn Lozada, his wife, during an argument in front of the couple's home on Saturday.

The confrontation came nearly a month after Johnson married Lozada, who is on the reality TV show "Basketball Wives." If convicted, he could face a year in jail.

Johnson was battling for a spot in Miami after a disappointing season with the New England Patriots.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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