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Chad Johnson talks of mistakes, says tattoo of extranged wife isn’t one.

Chad Johnson was cut by the Dolphins shortly after he was released last month from Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)

Johnson, cut by the team the day after his arrest over a domestic incident involving his reality-TV star wife Evelyn Lozada, owned up to being the cause of his problems. “All I can say is, ‘I’m sorry. I’m human,’ ” he said. (You can watch here, with the usual warnings about salty language. Or at HBO.)

Sporting a tattoo of Lozada on his leg, Johnson admitted, as he did on Twitter, that he was more than complicit in his demise. “I'm sure some opinions on me might have changed because of the things that have happened.”

Johnson, who said he’s “sexy” at 34, said he can still “make love to the grass” by running routes and playing in the NFL despite last season’s unsuccessful run with the New England Patriots and his brief stay with the Dolphins. He was funny — offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said that Johnson had texted “I’m open” — and introspective.

“How did I even get to this point?” he said. “Somewhere along the way I lost focus. I lost something that I love. I lost two things I love because of my immature actions. I'm going to get both of those things back, one step at a time.”

Sounds like the makings of another reality show.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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