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Chad Johnson Release: Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin Speaks Out

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin spoke Monday about the team's decision to release wide receiver Chad Johnson. Here's a portion of his brief statement to media members:

"I'd like to address the roster move we made last night. As with any type of these decisions, it was not an easy one. It was not reactive. Nor was it based on one single incident. In making these decisions we base our evaluations on a set of criteria that supports our organizational goals and includes the player's performance both on and off the field."

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Johnson was arrested Saturday after he allegedly headbutted his wife during an argument. On Sunday, the Dolphins announced that Johnson's contract had been terminated.

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