Chad Johnson's release was the talk of training camp on Monday in Davie.
Coach Joe Philbin started his news conference by explaining his decision.
Philbin said, "As with any type of these decisions, it was not an easy one, it was not reactive, nor was it based on one single incident. In making these decisions we base our evaluations on a set of criteria that support our organizational goals and include a player’s performance both on and off the field. Essentially, we take into account the overall body of evidence to determine whether an individual is the right fit for this organization, and more specifically this football team. That’s how we’ve made previous decisions and will continue to do so moving forward."
Philbin said it was not one person who made the decision, but the entire organization.
Johnson was arrested over the weekend after an incident with his wife.
Johnson is accused of head-butting her.
According to the arrest report, the domestic dispute started after she questioned him about a receipt for a box of condoms.
Johnson claims their heads accidentally collided.