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Monday, August 13, 2012
Poll: Dolphins and Chad Johnson

By James Walker


We have another timely poll in the AFC East. It was an eventful week for the Miami Dolphins, who are the focus of our next topic.

Did the Dolphins make the right move to cut six-time Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson?

Johnson is facing charges of domestic violence after he allegedly head-butted his wife, Evelyn Lozada. Not all the details have been released, but it was disturbing enough for the Dolphins to make a swift decision.

Did the Dolphins react too soon? He was the best Miami receiver in training camp, and releasing him provides a big hole in the passing game.

Or was the statement that character is more important? Miami is taking a hard line on off-the-field issues under rookie head coach Joe Philbin. Johnson sets stern example that transgressions won’t be tolerated, no matter the player.

Using our SportsNation poll, vote on whether the Dolphins made the right or wrong call by releasing Johnson. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.