Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/20/12

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.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dion Lewis signed extension to repay Patriots for giving him chance

Report: South Carolina to start Perry Orth at QB vs. LSU

Mark Giordano: Flames’ effort in opener was 'unacceptable'

LeBron James says he’s in same class as Michael Jordan

Report: Some Texans players have already 'checked out' on coaches

WATCH: Washington scores against USC with trick play


Andre Johnson, Colts down Texans in key division win

Claude Julien: Illegal hit on Patrice Bergeron warrants ‘further consequences’

Foster’s return to game after head injury raises questions

Lions owner Martha Ford is not happy with NFL about blown call on MNF

New details on Duke Williams dismissal

Baylor’s RG3 statue vandalized by TCU fans

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Matt Hasselbeck was ‘on his death bed’ before Texans game

WATCH: Jets' Burmistrov lays dirty hit on Bruins' Bergeron

Report: Cowboys ban filming offense in practice with Patriots next on schedule

Maryland HC Randy Edsall responds on Twitter to firing reports

Pacquiao says he is in talks with Mayweather about rematch

Wisconsin looks to bounce back against Nebraska

Jack Del Rio: Raiders will go after Peyton Manning, want to ‘take him down’

Charles Barkley will guest star on 'The NFL Today'

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Poor Royals grounds crew member gets eaten by tarp

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason; will return in 2016

Colin Kaepernick’s contract structure protects team from overpaying struggling QB

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason

Putin celebrates birthday by scoring seven goals in hockey game

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Women in sports this week: Is this 2015 or 1965?

Three reasons each AL team can win the pennant

Garrett addresses Hardy's comments about Gisele

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 5

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker