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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Chad Johnson Arrested For Probation Violation

Chad Johnson Arrested For Probation ViolationFormer NFL star wide receiver Chad Johnson reportedly has a warrant out for his arrest in Broward County, Fla. NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal is reporting that Chad Johnson turned himself into a Broward County courthouse today to answer to charges of violating the term of his probation.

‘Batterers Intervention Program’

The Broward County Sheriff’s office told NFL.com that Chad Johnson turned himself in at courthouse on Monday. Court documents confirm that Johnson was indeed arrested.

The sheriff’s office confirmed last week that Johnson failed to meet with probation specialists on Feb. 15 and March 15. Johnson also failed to show proof of enrollment and completion of the ‘Batterers Intervention Program.’ The probation stemmed from when Johnson was charged with domestic battery last Aug. 11.


‘Disappointing’

Johnson was a six-time Pro Bowler for the Cincinnati Bengals, but eventually, his outspoken antics did not match up to his on-field production.

The aforementioned domestic violence incident got him released from the Miami Dolphins before he could get his career back on track in 2012. That was preceded by a disappointing previous campaign with the New England Patriots, where Johnson caught a career-low 15 passes for 276 yards. He found the end zone just once.

Do you think this is the end of Chad Johnson’s NFL career and that there is no hope for return? Feel free to share your opinion on this topic!

Source: Matt Fitzgerald, Bleacher Report

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