MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s been less than 24 hours since Chad Johnson was cut by the Miami Dolphins, but at least one current Dolphins is upset with the way everything happened.
Middle linebacker Karlos Dansby spoke to Sid Rosenberg on the radio Monday morning and voiced his displeasure with the Fins dumping Johnson so quickly.
“You don’t just give up on people, especially when you know their character and you know what they’re all about,” Dansby said, via the Palm Beach Post. “Let’s stand behind him. I hate the fact that, you know, we he didn’t get that third strike. That’s just me personally.”
“It’s going to be a bigger distraction right now, I think, for the simple fact that we let him go,” Dansby said.
The comments from Dansby may oversimplify the fact that Johnson knew that if he messed up, he would get cut. According to profootballtalk.com, Johnson was on a one-strike arrangement with the team, meaning he had no room for error for alleged incidents like the one that happened Saturday.
The comments from Dansby illustrate the difficulty of signing a wide receiver such as Johnson, Terrell Owens, or Plaxico Burress. For all their talent, the decision making is not always great. Ironically, Johnson had never been in trouble off the field, but spent plenty of time on the wrong side or NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the field.
In this year alone, Johnson has been cut by both the Patriots, for not being able to grasp the offense; and by the Dolphins for his arrest. It looks like Johnson’s NFL career may finally be coming to an end.