Watch Chad “OchoCinco” Johnson Be Fired For Behavior [VIDEO]

[ione_embed src=http://www.youtube.com/embed/c1GYp_CznUA service=youtube width=610 height=315] Studios, companies, and teams typically try to guard against bad behavior–especially from their youngest stars–by loading up their contracts with so-called morals and behavior clauses; such provisions give the execs a legal out should they decide to cut ties.

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A morals clause is part of a contract that defines certain behaviors that are unacceptable to a party. If the conduct defined in the morals clause comes into question, then the contract may be voidable or subject to termination. The reasoning here is that the party contracting with the sports figure or film and television star has been subjected to conduct that is detrimental to their interest; or it devalues the performance due under the contract.