Posted by | Cyrena Rose
It’s domestic violence Chad and the judge is a female! – Stephen A. Smith (ESPN Sports Center)
Former NFL star, Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson was receiving the terms of his punishment regarding the recent probation of his 2013 domestic violence case with ex-wife Evelyn Lozada. The judge’s terms were actually going in Chad’s favor; a deal was reached with prosecutors calling for community service and counseling instead of jail.
It was all set until…Chad decided to slap his male lawyer’s rear-end to show his appreciation. The courtroom erupted in laughter and the judge was not pleased!
Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh angrily rejected a no-jail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the backside and sentenced Johnson to 30 days in jail!
“I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously. I just saw you slap your attorney on the backside. Is there something funny about this? The whole courtroom was laughing. I’m not going to accept these plea negotiations. This isn’t a joke.” — Judge McHugh, to Chad Johnson
This is your courtroom. I have no intent to make this a joke. It’s not funny,” Johnson told the judge. “My life is in a shambles right now and I try my best to laugh and keep a smile on my face.
But McHugh, who could have given Johnson up to a year in jail, was not moved.
“It’s not the first time he’s behaved that way in my courtroom,” she said.
Johnson then was handcuffed and hauled away to jail. Swickle declined comment on whether he would seek a reduced sentence. Hours later, Johnson sent out a tweet on his verified Twitter account:
Love me through the good and the bad because I’m gone love you regardless … See you in 30.
Watch the video of Chad Johnson in court below:[youtube id=”43ArawVqsbM” width=”600″ height=”350″]
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