By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Aug 15, 2012 09:34 AM EDT
In a last ditched effort to retain his position with the Miami Dolphins football franchise, Chad Johnson met with his former coach Joe Philbin. To add insult to injury, the plea to salvage his job was even caught on video by the crew of the HBO documentary football program "Hard Knocks," who are ironically covering the respective organization.
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Already placed in a deep hole , the 34- year-old released player made a controversial decision to lie, as he was shown telling Philbin the following on Aug. 14's airing of the documentary footage, according to TMZ:
"Coach, I've never been in trouble before... ever."
However, the online gossip site had previously reported that the now NFL free agent had been in trouble for domestic violence once before, when he had slapped an ex-girlfriend during a heated argument.
Unfortunately for Johnson, the coach made it clear that the club was not looking to take a very high risk on an aging player with very little payoff opportunity.
The star formerly known as Chad Ochocinco had been incarcerated recently on a count of domestic violence via head-butting his wife Evelyn Lozada during an argument in his vehicle. The dispute had allegedly started over a receipt for a condoms purchase found by the "Basketball Wives" standout. Johnson had been released on Aug. 12 from jail after posting a $2,500 bond.
After the highly publicized debacle, a Boston women has come forth alleging that she indeed had an affair with Johnson from January up until May of this year.
Lozada filed a divorce on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Broward County Courthouse and released the following statement, according to the Examiner:
"I am deeply disappointed that Chad has failed to take responsibility for his actions and made false accusations against me, it is my sincere hope that he seeks the help he needs to overcome his troubles."
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