Monday, June 10, 2013

MUST SEE VIDEO: Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson sentenced to jail after slapping attorney on butt

Former NFL wide receiver/forever clown Chad Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in a Florida jail today for violating  probation in a domestic violence dispute with his now ex-wife, reality TV person Evelyn Lozada.

The Player Formerly Known as Ochocinco probably could have avoided jail time if he had kept his clown act on hold for a few more minutes. From the Associated Press:

A plea deal that called for no jail time fell apart Monday. Broward Judge Kathleen McHugh rejected it after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the behind in court. McHugh says Johnson wasn't taking things seriously enough, even after he apologized. McHugh also extended Johnson's probation for three months.

Setting aside the clear Man Law violation for butt slapping outside of a sports context, this was a dumb move by Johnson. He'd already pissed off McHugh during a previous hearing and there's nothing worse than a power-tripping judge looking to teach a defendant a lesson. Or so The Hater hears.

Update: Here's the video. It turns out the judge told Johnson he should be happy with his lawyer, which prompted Johnson to reach over and give the butt pat.
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