Former NFL star Chad Johnson is being released immediately from jail Monday (June 17) after apologizing to a judge for lack of respect when he slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week.
Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh accepted Johnson’s apology Monday and reduced his jail term from 30 days to seven days.
Ochocinco received the sentence after allegedly slapping his male lawyer’s behind playfully in court last week during a hearing for his domestic violence case involving ex-wife/ reality star Evelyn Lozada. Though he shall be a free man earlier than expected, the judge extended his probation a month longer, meaning he must stay on his best behavior till October 16.
The former NFL star has been singing the blues since the public spat, even struggling financially and losing more than $45,000 a month.
Still, he hasn’t been alone. Johnson’s former teammate Terrell Owens paid him a visit this past weekend, calling the experience “humbling” on his timeline. The unemployed wide receiver stopped by Broward County jail on Saturday, paying a visit to his jailed former teammate, Chad Johnson.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Owens detailed his visit with Johnson, aka Chad Ochocinco. Johnson is serving 30 days in county jail for violating his probation. The 35-year-old former wide receiver reportedly blew off two meetings with his probation officer and failed to show the required proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class.