Chad Johnson Sentenced to 30 Days
Posted on Jun 11, 2013 in Celebrity Justice
Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail today, after angering his judge while attempting a no-jail plea. Johnson, who was arrested for head-butting his then wife Evelyn Lozada during a domestic dispute in August, failed to meet with his probation officer the previous three months and was facing up to a year in prison. He had, however, reached a deal with prosecutors calling for community service and counseling instead of jail time.
When asked by the judge whether he was satisfied with his lawyer, Johnson tapped his attorney on the rear and the courtroom erupted in laughter. Judge Kathleen McHugh felt that Johnson wasn’t taking the proceedings seriously, and rejected his no-jail plea. Johnson insisted he didn’t mean to disrespect the court, or the judge, but McHugh refused the apology, saying this wasn’t the first time Johnson had behaved that way in her courtroom.
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