Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Chad Johnson says he is taking anger management classes in response to the domestic violence incident that led to his divorce from ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.

Johnson told Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” that he is taking the classes to better manage his feelings so he doesn’t explode in the future.

“I’m taking classes — anger management classes — and I’m trying to find out how can I channel my anger when I’m in situations to where I would pop off. How can I diffuse those situations?” he said on the show.

Johnson also thinks the incident with his ex-wife is the reason he was released by the Miami Dolphins, not his play on the field.

“That was the reason. There’s no need to blow smoke up my a–. That’s the reason.”

Johnson told the show’s hosts that he takes full responsibility for the incident.

“I got to work on Chad. Chad has to work on Chad. Chad has to go deep down inside and figure out where he went wrong.

“At what point did he lose focus on what’s most important — especially the game of football.”

It does seem like Johnson has been humbled by his personal and professional downfall, so that could be good for him if he begins working on himself. But I will disagree with him about the reason he was cut — the incident is the primary reason, but it’s not like his football ability is stellar these days.

Also, if he is beginning to work on himself, may we make one suggestion? Stop talking in the third person. That shows you still have an enormous ego, Chad.

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  • why dont you take a brain class while your at dumb azz. could have made a lot more millions if you wernt so damn stupid, say hello to vince in your stupid class
  • you are telling the truth:-)
  • Was pulling for you when you first started out in Cincinnati - you sure know how to mess up multiple opportunities - the only anger management class you need is "head butt" somone your own size (or slightly larger), with a little more attitude - it'll "straighten you right up, right now"........
  • If he had taken Humanity classes so he could Identify with others ..And found out 10 years ago..He and his actions were always the cause of the problems in his life..He might have been a Better Player ,Team Mate..and a Husband !! He has always believed He was Better than Everyone Else..And didn't have to play by their rules..that ...He was the most important person in the world ..And He can't be according to OBama..because he believes everyone should think ..He IS !!!!
  • Chad is so DUMB! he had a beautiful woman who loved him. You was so stupid to cheat on her. She made you, not you made her! Grow up!!
  • First of all Chad needs to realize that (golddigger)Ev married him for that reason. This woman was on national TV telling other women that each time she saw them she was going to sting them, she was throwing wine bottles calling people the B word. Now I am not taking up for Chad at all. But Ms. Tuff Tuff wasn't so tough end the end. And to argue with your husband over a condemn receipt, a receipt. Please after you gave him permission to screw....girl please sit her "loose" A down. Now as far as football, I don't know....but I loved him on dancing with the stars. Sorry for your cut from the team, but hey don't sweat over the marriage, she only saw dollars. The divorce was going to happen anyway.
  • That's so true. I don't hate the girl, but that is what you get Chad when you lie with fleas. Hope you get yourself together to help those kids that you fathered. Check yourself first, then the kids, everything else should be secondary.
  • Amen to this. Kids need to come before any woman or man...period. I actually liked Ev, she was a lil ghetto but seriously we all have some in ourselves from time to time, she just needs to grow the f**k out of it already! With both egos being what they were this relationship was a ticking time bomb....
  • Chad doesn't need anger management class. He needs to stay away from skanks like "Evil-lyn" and keep it zipped for a while. Make playing football THE MOST IMPORTANT thing and maybe a team will see that you still can bring it.
  • can the judge order anger management AND how to catch a football classes?
  • I agree he needs to take it down a couple of notches & the whole speaking in 3rd person deal is a lil creepy....

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