Locked Up: Judge Puts Chad Johnson In Jail
It appears as though Chad Johnson’s juvenile behavior finally got the best of him.
The former NFL star was arrested today and placed in handcuffs inside a Florida courtroom after outraging his judge during his probation violation hearing. He’s been ordered to spend 30 days in jail.
The 35-year-old athlete angered his judge in Broward County, Florida after he slapped his male attorney on the butt.
On May 7, a warrant was issued in Broward County Sheriff’s Office because Johnson violated several terms of his probation. The court said Johnson failed to meet with probation specialists on Feb. 15 and March 15, as well as failed to show proof of enrollment and completion of the “Batterers Intervention Program.”
Apparently, Johnson’s attorney was very close to working out a favorable deal with the judge that would have kept him out of jail. When the judge asked the former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant if he was satisfied with his attorney’s work, Johnson answered, “he’s awesome,” before he reached back and slapped his lawyer’s butt.
Johnson smiled and those in court laughed, however the judge was amused. She declared that Johnson’s behavior was disrespectful questioned whether he felt the entire proceeding was a “joke.”
The man once known as “Ochocinco” replied: “I had no intent to make this a joke, because my life is in shambles right now.”
The judge then announced that the original deal was off and put Johnson out of her courtroom.
His new punishment is more severe than his original one. In addition to her ordering him to spend 30 days in jail, his probation was also extended until December 21, 2013. Johnson must complete an additional 25 hours of community service along with extra therapy sessions.
PHOTO: Check out what Chad Johnson posted on Twitter before beginning his sentence on Monday.
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