Chad Johnson Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail after slapping lawyer’s butt.NFL Star Johnson was ordered to spend 30 days in jail after slapping his lawyer on the backside Monday during a South Florida hearing on his probation violation. Johnson’s lawyer was close to completing a deal that would have kept Johnson out of jail after he violated terms of his probation stemming from a domestic incident in which he head-butted his then-wife, Evelyn Lozada, last summer.
Johnson, who has not played in the NFL since being released by the Miami Dolphins in training camp last year, apologized. ”This is your courtroom. I have no intent to make this a joke. It’s not funny,” he said. “My life is in a shambles right now and I try my best to laugh and keep a smile on my face.”
NFL: Chad Johnson Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail
McHugh wasn’t buying it. ”It’s not the first time he’s behaved that way in my courtroom,” she said.
The judge sentenced Johnson to 30 days in jail, extended his probation until Dec. 21 and ordered him to complete an additional 25 hours of community service, as well as extra therapy sessions.
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The former N.F.L. star Chad Johnson, known as Chad Ochocinco during his playing days, was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case. Judge Kathleen McHugh of Broward County Circuit Court in Florida angrily rejected a no-jail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his lawyer on the backside in court.
“I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously,” Judge McHugh
Chad Johnson was once considered one of the NFL’s best wide receivers as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Now, he will be serving jail time stemming from a domestic violence case.