clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

HBO 'Hard Knocks': Dolphins Players React To Chad Johnson

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.

Visit The Phinsider for more Miami Dolphins related information. And for all your NFL news and notes as the preseason continues, visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.