As an NFL wide receiver, Chad Johnson made highlight plays and a stellar living in part because of his pass-catching hands. What he did Monday morning with one of those hands, a playful slap of his attorneys backside, is landing the former Bengals star and Dolphins target in Broward County jail for 30 days. In court facing probation violation for a previous domestic violence incident, Johnson was facing a plea deal which would have kept him out of jail. Instead, there was a playful incident that happened as described by TMZ with video of the proceedings.
"Johnson was in court in Broward County, FL to face the judge for his recent probation violation in his domestic violence case. During the hearing, the judge and Chad's lawyer were about to finalize the terms of Chad's punishment -- terms that were pretty favorable to Chad.
But the whole thing fell apart at the last minute, when the judge asked Chad if he was satisfied with his attorney -- and the ex-NFL star reached back and playfully slapped his lawyer's ass. Chad smiled ... the court erupted with laughter .... but the judge wasn't amused. In fact, the judge found the move disrespectful -- and lashed out at Johnson ... asking him if the whole proceeding was a "joke" to him.
Johnson replied, "I had no intent to make this a joke, because my life is in shambles right now."
It's even more of a mess right now as the judge then sentenced him to 30 days in jail. Wow.