Chad Johnson's abrupt time with the Miami Dolphins following his arrest for an alleged domestic dispute with his wife prompted Dolphins players Reggie Bush, Jake Long and Karlos Dansby to meet with head coach Joe Philbin, a conversation aired on HBO's "Hard Knocks" Tuesday night.
Dansby had aired his displeasure publicly on talk radio (640AM in Ft. Lauderdale), but the HBO cameras showed a calm but very serious meeting between the veterans and first-year head coach Philbin, with the final agreement being a veterans' leadership committee that would meet with the coach on a weekly basis.
It's worth noting that Johnson's situation wasn't exactly indicative of the team's normal policy with players. Mike Florio of PFT reports that Johnson, unlike any other player, had a one-strike policy that he violated:
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Johnson was on a one-strike arrangement with the team. Coach Joe Philbin, who has welcomed plenty of distractions in the seven months since he took the job, ultimately didn’t want the added distraction of the criminal prosecution of one of his higher-profile players.