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Chad Johnson


In Desperate Attempt to Save Job

8/15/2012 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chad Johnson
lied to his coach's face this week in an effort to keep from being cut from the Miami Dolphins ... but it didn't work ... and Chad's humiliating termination was all caught on tape.

Johnson's ill-fated meeting with Coach Joe Philbin was captured by the crew at "Hard Knocks" ... a weekly HBO documentary series following the Dolphins which aired last night.

"Hard Knocks" cameras followed Johnson on the day after he was arrested for domestic battery ... when he met with Philbin at the Miami offices ... and tried to talk the Coach out of firing his ass.

During the very short meeting, Johnson told Philbin ... "Coach, I've never been in trouble before ... ever."

He lied.

As TMZ previously reported, Johnson was convicted of domestic violence back in 2000 ... after slapping his then-girlfriend during an argument. Apparently, the arrest slipped his mind.

But even if Chad would have been honest with his coach, it's highly unlikely he could've saved his job ... Philbin made it clear the organization didn't want to take a risk on an aging player with very little upside and a TON of risk.

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Well that was almost painful to watch. He did this to himself, but I don't think for an instant that Lozada is innocent. I think she's a gold digger who was out to get him one way or the other. He should have never head-butted her, he was 100% wrong there, but they should have never gotten married in the first place. They're both stupid and full of themselves.

797 days ago


How about the coach lying. That was the worst job I have seen someone do firing someone. You're the Dolphins you need help any way possible, HE FITS INTO WHAT YOU need. Just be straight up, you messed up Chad and it negatively reflects our team. That coach is a turd. There goes hard knocks being any good.

797 days ago


if your fact checkers were on there **** they would have heard chad say i've never been in trouble in my nfl career not that i've never been in trouble at all but i guess thats what you get from a gossip rag like this your the first one to beat someone down and the last to give someone praise smh you ppl make me sick who in the hell are you to judge anyone like what you do is so holy pleaseeeeee.

797 days ago


Evelyn was part of the problem as well. I whole heartily know that Chad wasn't ready for marriage nor was Evelyn. They both have bad attitudes.

796 days ago

cha cha    

He can now join Jose Conseco and they can do mud wrestling or something like that. A fool that married a HO and she once said that his children saw the show when Evilyn jumped up and threw a bottle and his girls thought it was funny. Now who's laughing

796 days ago


Chad Johnson never has been in trouble till now since he has been in then NFL. In the year 2000 he still would have been in college. He did not get into the NFL till around 2002. When he talked to his coach he told him he has never been in trouble and he is right --all his years in the NFL he has kept his nose clean and stay away from women.

791 days ago


Marriage is the biggest decision of one person's life. The person you decide to take on as a life long partner can make or BREAK you. I believe Chad's a good dude. The woman he decided to marry showed toxic behavior, and that marriage was doomed at the start.

789 days ago


He shouldnt have cheated period. Now look where he is. Obviously evelyn got mad when she saw the receipt which showed he bought condoms and pushed all his buttons. Bottom line he is an idiot heard storys about this guy, Miami Dolphins needs men not dumb boys.

739 days ago
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