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Miami Releases Jordan After Arrest


Miami Dolphins wide receiver Charles Jordan, charged with beating a police officer during a scuffle outside a South Florida nightclub, was cut by the team within hours of his arrest.

Jordan, on injured reserve after undergoing groin surgery last month, was released from police custody on $1,625 bond Saturday after being charged with trespassing, battery on a law enforcement officer and two counts of resisting arrest.

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By nightfall, the Dolphins waived him.

"We'll let the judicial system run its course, but he has no future with this team," coach Jimmy Johnson said.

Jordan was arrested about 2 a.m. Saturday after Fort Lauderdale police were called to the Iguana Cantina. Told he would be arrested if he did not leave voluntarily, Jordan replied, "Well, I guess you'll have to arrest me," Det. Mike Reed said.

Three officers attempted to handcuff Jordan, but he held them off by throwing elbows, a police report said. Jordan was sprayed with a Mace-like substance, but was subdued only after a club employee joined the effort.

Jordan started the Dolphins' season opener against Indianapolis, but was demoted the following week. He later tore a tendon in his left groin and was placed on injured reserve. He caught two passes this season for 17 yards.

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