Chad Johnson Sentenced To Jail After Lawyer Butt Slap

Chad Johnson Sentenced To Jail After Lawyer Butt SlapChad 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.

‘Courtoom antics’

Per the NFL on ESPN Twitter feed:

WR Chad Johnson sentenced to 30-day jail term for violating probation in domestic violence case against then-wife Evelyn Lozada.

Johnson and his attorney were attempting to negotiate a plea deal that could have resulted in no jail time, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, but Johnson’s courtroom antics ultimately did him in.

The former Bengals and New England Patriots receiver reportedly slapped his male attorney on the posterior in court, according to the Sun Sentinel, which angered Judge Kathleen McHugh of Broward County in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

‘Life is in shambles’

McHugh reportedly said to Johnson:

“Mr. Johnson, I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously,” McHugh said. “I’m not going to accept these plea negotiations. This isn’t a joke.”

Johnson tried to explain himself, “I had no intent to make this a joke, because my life is in shambles right now.”

Despite Johnson’s apology, the judge refused to grant him a reprieve and his plea deal was rejected.

This is yet another blow for Johnson, who has had a rough go of it since being traded from Cincinnati to New England back in 2011. Johnson had just 15 catches for 276 yards in one season with the Patriots before being released. He signed with the Miami Dolphins prior to last season, but he was released the day after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife.

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Source: Mike Chiari, Bleacher Report

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Yovani Gallardo Arrested For DUI

Milwaukee Brewers' Yovani Gallardo Arrested For DUIMilwaukee Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo was arrested and cited for drunken driving early Tuesday morning.

‘Failing to stay in the lanes’

Drew Olson of ESPN Wisconsin broke the news, reporting that Gallardo was pulled over at 2:10 a.m. on Interstate 94 near Miller Park for driving too slowly and failing to stay in the lanes. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said Gallardo’s blood-alcohol level was .22, nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

The 27-year-old will not face jail time for this first-time offense, the sheriff’s office told ESPN Wisconsin, but will have to pay hundreds of dollars in fines for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and for drifting outside of the lanes.

‘No prior criminal record’

Gallardo has no prior criminal record, so this setback is not as bad as it could have been. According to Olson, the pitcher is believed to be the first Brewer to be arrested for drunk driving since John Jaha in 1998.

Should the Milwaukee Brewers dump Yovani Gallardo as their ace? Or should they just let the offense go and hope this never happens again? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us. Broadcast your voice to the world via the comment box below!

Source: Matt Fitzgerald, Bleacher Report

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