Posted June 17, 2013

Chad Johnson released from jail after seven days

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Chad Johnson, seen with his lawyer Adam Swickle, was released from jail on Monday. (Taimy Alvarez/Sun Sentinel/MCT)

Chad Johnson, seen with his lawyer Adam Swickle, was released from jail on Monday. (Taimy Alvarez/Sun Sentinel/MCT)

Chad Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail when a Florida judge felt Johnson was not taking his probation hearing seriously. But today, Judge Katherine McHugh ruled that Johnson can be released after serving seven days, according to TMZ and Pro Football Talk.

During his hearing a week ago, Johnson slapped his lawyer on the butt in a Broward County courtroom, drawing laughter from the crowd and a 30-day sentence from Judge McHugh. Attorney Adam Swickle said the rear-end slap was just Johnson’s way of saying thanks. Johnson returned to the courtroom on Monday and apologized to the judge for a lack of respect.

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Fellow wide receiver Terrell Owens visited Johnson in jail on Sunday and called it a “humbling experience.”


16 comments
John4
John4

Typical Justice in the US.  Get sentenced for 30 days, and you're out in 7.  Nothing new here.  Did Chad Eight Five deserve 30?  Well, clearly that's a matter of debate.  In any case, he did not get 30.  He got less.  Probably due to overcrowding or budget issues.  If he learned anything, hopefully he learned to be (or at least act) contrite while in the front of a judge.  Also, dressing for the occasion never hurts.  Was the judge out of order (at least partially)?  Maybe.  Did Chad use his best judgement while in court?  No.  Lesson learned.  Don't do things which can result in you having to appear in front of a judge.  

slamnnsam
slamnnsam

Don't blame the judge, Mr.Ocho was out of order...Maybe if more judges command respect the country would be in better shape. One thing is for sure the next time Chad has to appear in front of a judge, he will be more somber in his actions.

RaySexauer
RaySexauer

Have they removed the dumb b***h judge from the bench for abuse of power yet?

John4
John4

@RaySexauer Ray - maybe you should read your comments and verify if they have an intelligent thought prior to pressing the "Post Comment" icon.  The judge certainly is not guilty of "abuse of power" for giving Chad 30 days.  

RaySexauer
RaySexauer

Perhaps you should try reading and them watching the video

of what transpired in the courtroom before popping off about

something you know nothing about. It was absolutely

abuse of power and she should be removed. As should you.

RaySexauer
RaySexauer

No, but apparently you are. Have a nice evening.

John4
John4

@RaySexauer Perhaps you could try to sound intelligent as you somewhat managed on your reply.  Your original comment above makes you sound like a low class teenager.  Are you a low class teenager?  If not, stop sounding like one.  I did watch the video where Chad slapped his attorney's rear after which the judge threw out the plea agreement.  I disagree that it was abuse of power.  Regardless of that, your original quote is (hopefully) below you.  Why post in such a low class style?  Are you a low class person?

riley8
riley8

7 days?  I have heard of people doing much less for much more.  Another idiot judge trying to get famous. 

John4
John4

@riley8 Seriously?  You truly believe the judge was "trying to get famous"?  Why?

jehu
jehu

She went over board and abused her power. Just before he patted his lawyer, she said you should thank him for doing such a great job. He said to the judge, I agree. If you look at him when he did it he clearly wasn't looking for any type of reaction. And how does the judge know that he and his lawyer don't always communicate that way. News flash, he is a football player

Rickapolis
Rickapolis like.author.displayName 1 Like

@jehu And of course your avatar shows what great respect you have for women.

Cool
Cool

I am still waiting for Ms McHugh to apologize for not having a sense of humor and overreacting to something so trivial. My opinion is that she went into the hearing knowing it was high profile and did what she could to be noticed... bad publicity is better than none?  I think in this case she comes out on the bottom.

tukwilatommygun
tukwilatommygun

@Cool she did what nobody else has been able to do.  get the moron's attention. bet he doesn't act like a jerk in court ever again.  maybe he will quit being a jerk.  naw, no chance on that.

Cool
Cool

@tukwilatommygun I disagree, she did nothing more than make a mockery of the court system, he did nothing wrong.  As I have stated before, I have been inside courtrooms where something was said or done that caused laughter, and never have I seen a judge overreact like she did.  When I see the tape it almost looks like she is trying to hold back a laugh, but decided to go overboard instead.  

LuckyCyrus7
LuckyCyrus7 like.author.displayName 1 Like

I wonder how many times his butt was slapped in jail? Nomsayin?