Miami Dolphins release Chad Johnson after battery charge

DAVIE, Fla.

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.

Copyright © 2019 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.