“I just wanted to apologize for disrespecting the court last time,” Johnson said in court. “I apologize. I did have time to reflect on the mistakes I made in this courtroom.”
Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson walked out of jail shortly after 4 p.m. Monday and was met by his attorney, Adam Swickle, and sports agent Drew Rosenhaus. Johnson told reporters he was thankful to McHugh because she was the first person to get him to slow down and think about the path his life was taking.
“No one has been able to do it, not even my parents,” he said. “I thank her. Everything she did was justified.”
Asked if he hoped to latch on with an NFL team, Johnson said, “I just have to say my next move, my best move.”
Judge McHugh ordered Johnson to perform 25 hours of community service and attend domestic violence counseling sessions twice a week during probation, and she extended his probation an extra three months through mid-October.
Click the photo of Johnson & his attorney below being interviewed by GMA’s Robin Roberts: