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VH1 pulls series involving Chad Johnson following his arrest and release by Miami Dolphins

FILE - This June 19, 2012 file photo shows Miami Dolphins player Chad Ochocinco, who recently changed his name back to Chad Johnson, talking to the media after NFL practice in Davie, Fla. 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 was released from jail on $2,500 bond earlier Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
August 13, 2012 - 3:10 PM

DAVIE, Fla. - For Chad Johnson, a weekend confrontation with his wife has led to repercussions beyond a misdemeanour charge and NFL unemployment.

VH1 pulled the series "Ev and Ocho" from its schedule, citing "the seriousness of the allegations" against Johnson. The network said Monday it had no plans to air the show.

The Dolphins terminated Johnson's contract Sunday night, about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife, Evelyn Lozada, who is on the reality TV show "Basketball Wives."

Coach Joe Philbin says the decision to release the six-time Pro Bowl receiver wasn't based on any single incident and wasn't made to send a message. Instead, Philbin decided Johnson and the Dolphins were simply a bad fit.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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