The man with a habit of promising but not delivering ass whippings finally has followed through.
Allegedly. And unfortunately.
Through all of the trouble Chad Johnson has caused in his career, he always had been able to say that he never had gotten into any trouble off the field. And apart from the rare lawsuit for, for example, promising to give away a car but failing to do so, Chad never had been arrested.
That feather has now been removed from his cap. Given that it comes at a time when his football career is sliding dangerously toward oblivion, the charge that he has assaulted his wife could bring it all to an end.
Already regarded by some as a Hard Knocks-driven publicity stunt, Johnson has brought to the Dolphins the kind of publicity they never wanted. Thus, in order to salvage any credibility with the women they hope will want to come to their games (and/or with the females who own a piece of the franchise, like Venus and Serena Williams, Gloria Estefan, and Fergie), the Dolphins need to sever ties with Johnson — if after conducting a swift and thorough investigation the team concludes that Johnson did indeed commit violence against the woman he married barely a month ago.
Though nothing excuses the behavior, if the allegations are true, it could be that Chad is feeling a very high level of stress right now, sensing that maybe he won’t be a member of the Dolphins once the regular season begins.
His fears could be coming to fruition sooner than he or anyone else ever expected.