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Miami cuts Chad Johnson, who was jailed for domestic battery | NFL
By The Associated Press
DAVIE, Fla. — As the Miami Dolphins took the field for practice Sunday, Chad Johnson was getting out of jail.
Hours later, he was out of work.
The Dolphins terminated the six-time Pro Bowl receiver's contract about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife.
Johnson, 34, had been released from jail on $2,500 bond after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor.
The confrontation came barely a month after Johnson married Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show "Basketball Wives." The 34-year-old Johnson had been battling for a spot on the team after a disappointing season with the New England Patriots in 2011.
• Andrew Luck started his NFL career just like Peyton Manning — with a long touchdown pass on his first throw. Then he one-upped his predecessor by winning his first NFL exhibition game, 38-3 over St. Louis. Luck was 10 of 16 for 188 yards with two TD passes.
"To get a win, get in the game and put some drives together is great," Luck said. "But I realize, and the guys in the locker room realize, it's a preseason game and things will be different as the season goes along."
• Veteran receiver Plaxico Burress is in New England for a workout with the Patriots, a person with knowledge of the tryout told AP.
• Jacksonville released wide receiver Lee Evans and signed receiver Demetrius Williams.
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