Chad Johnson was released from jail on today. He served seven days of a 30-day sentence for disrespecting the court by slapping his attorney on the booty during a hearing last week.
Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson was scheduled to be released from jail Monday after apologizing to a judge for his court room behavior last week.
Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail last Monday during a hearing in front of Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh, who assessed the jail term after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney’s butt for his good work during a probation violation hearing.
McHugh was set to keep Johnson out of jail before the butt slap, but reversed her decision, saying the former receiver was not taking the situation seriously.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Johnson apologized to the judge after a week in jail on Monday and was ordered an immediate release.
As part of the recent plea agreement, Johnson will be required to perform 25 hours of community service and undergo two counseling sessions a week. His probation was extended for another three months through mid-October.
The 35-year-old Johnson was in court last week for failing to appear before his probation officer. He was given probation last August after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge against his former wife, an action which prompted his release from the Miami Dolphins.
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