Posted June 17, 2013

Terrell Owens visits Chad Johnson in jail, calls it a ‘humbling experience’

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Chad Johnson is in jail serving 30 days for violating his probation. (Photo by Getty Images)

Chad Johnson is in jail serving 30 days for violating his probation. He got a visit on Saturday from Terrell Owens.     (Photo by Getty Images)

Terrell Owens announced via his Twitter account on Saturday that he visited friend Chad Johnson in the Broward County, Fla., jail, saying it was a “humbling experience.”

Owens and Johnson played together as teammates with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. On his Twitter account, Owens said Johnson was in “good spirits.”

“Just visited the homie @ochocinco,” Owens wrote in a series of tweets. “He’s in good spirits, he needs a haircut already tho. Lol. He sends his best regards to everyone.

“That was the 1st time ever visiting someone in jail and hopefully the last. That’s not a place anyone wants to be regardless of how many days. I really didn’t know what to expect but to see the homie locked up is a very humbling experience to talk to him via vid conference. [Johnson] let me know that’s not where anyone wants to be. I know he’s only in the county jail but to someone that has never been locked up … Jail is Jail!”

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Owens’ visit came less than a week after a much-publicized incident in which Johnson’s plea deal fell apart after he playfully slapped his attorney on the backside, angering Judge Kathleen McHugh.


6 comments
JohnDiaz
JohnDiaz

Believe me, there is a big difference between jail, where Johnson is, and prison, especially prisons abroad.

mdpeace4u
mdpeace4u

Glad to see someone reach out to Chad. There are plenty of people walking free that have done much worse. I am not saying Chad wasn't wrong. I am not saying he didn't deserve to be punished. BUT ... To have a deal in place to save him from jail and hopefully straighten up to only have the deal revoked due to a smack on the buns is ridiculous. Why is a female judge doing domestic abuse cases anyway? We all know how emotional and gushy they get at any certain time of the month. I do feel bad seeing these "rich headliner pros" that are use to being on top fall. I imagine the adrenaline of being a star becomes all consuming and you forget where you come from in a hurry. The legends seem to be the ones that are humble and stay humble from the start. Easier said then done. I am sure many are jealous of him, are racist and/or any number of things in a negative way about him because they see just another rich jock throwing his life away. I don't see it as that. I see a human being struggling to find his identity. A human being trying to be a super star that we as fans expect unfairly. These "pros" are just humans playing a game that everyone watches for any number of reasons. You don't have to be a champion to be a winner. I wish I knew Chad as I would introduce him to a new world away from what was created by money and fame. I would show him there is more to life then just sports. It seems sports can be a drug in itself to people. We create these "heroes" and all the sudden say OMG he/she just make a mistake. Yes to ERR IS HUMAN. That includes pro sports players. Should they be setting a example ? Good question. What "hero" do you want your child to idolize and why? The only reason people push their kids into pro sports is for one thing MONEY. I can think of a lot better "heroes" then people that play a level of sport few can obtain.  Kudos Mr Owens for visiting Chad. Everyone needs a friend or two in life. That hand you put out to help someome might just be the one that saves their life in any number of  ways. Now I have the song "thank you for being my friend" from Cheers in my head. 

DarrenWoodbury
DarrenWoodbury

Terrell, you keep using that word. I do not think it mean what you think it means...

Mark112
Mark112

Maybe VH1 will send its fill crew to the joint so it can start shooting the new season of "The T. Ocho Show." I think they should add A.I. to the cast, he could use the bread.

Mark112
Mark112

Let's hope it wasn't a conjugal visit.