Karlos Dansby: Cutting Chad Johnson will be an even bigger distraction

Chad Johnson’s career in Miami has ended before it really even started. In the wake of his arrest for domestic violence and allegedly head-butting his new wife Evelyn Lozada over the weekend, the Dolphins have officially cut Johnson.While it is the first time Johnson has been in trouble with the law, the Dolphins were reportedly not willing to deal with any extra baggage he might bring along and felt no reason to hear the full story before giving him his release. Linebacker Karlos Dansby wishes they had.

“It’s going to be a bigger distraction because we let him go,” Dansby said during an appearance on 640 Sports in Ft. Lauderdale according to Pro Football Talk.  “He didn’t get that third strike. That’s just me personally. … We’ve been through worse. We’ve seen worse.

“That’s not Chad. If anybody knows Chad, that’s not Chad. The man don’t drink, the man don’t smoke. He may clown around but when it comes to football, he’s all about football. That’s his life. For him to be in this situation, that’s unfortunate. And it’s out of character.”

Whether he deserved another chance or not, it’s officially time for the artist formerly known as Ochocinco to start looking for a career in porn. Johnson was already on thin ice with the Dolphins organization for saying ridiculous things to reporters and talking too much during HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Head coach Joe Philbin’s patience was wearing thin with him, so the arrest was likely the final nail in the coffin. Second and third chances are typically not reserved for players who have a history of being a distraction.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J5QHPVTV4L3ZI3AUPIGK7XOA3I william miner

    Wow , I can hardly believe that this was done in front of a camera for all to see . This left me with very little respect for the Miami Dolphins or their organization .  The coach did this with NO CLASS ! Sure , he made a mistake with his wife , but hes never been in trouble before . Obviously there is more to it than what weve read , personality conflicts , whatever , but this shows that the coach is a coward and afraid to take on a difficult situation . Shame on you , I hope you too , get fired on tv so we can laugh at you . Maybe chad is an a hole , who knows ? But hes been around in the league and was an all pro many times if im not mistaken . They knew what they were getting into . I hope they have a lousy year . If he is well liked by his teammates and still possesses those great skills , the team should tell the coach wjere to get off . How many of us would like to be fired on television ? NOne of us would enjoy it . Hes made a mistake , it hasnt been proven that its habitual , give the guy a chance and allow him to get his life back together .