Free-agent WR Chad Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail Monday, June 10, for a probation violation in his domestic violence case. His legal side had reached a deal with prosecutors for community service and counseling instead of jail time. After a deal was supposedly in place, he was asked by the judge whether he approved of his lawyer, and Johnson then gave his lawyer a tap on the backside, in the football parlance of approval. This angered the judge, who insisted Johnson wasn't taking the proceedings seriously before rescinding the plea deal and handing down the jail sentence.
Huddle Up: It's unfortunate, really, as Johnson had a plea agreement dance all lined up. Doesn't look as if Johnson will be returning to the NFL any time soon, if at all.
Posted: 5/20/2013 1:24pm et
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson was arrested in Florida for violating his probation. He failed to report to his probation officer on two occasions and failed to show proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class.
Huddle Up: Remember when Johnson used to be Ocho Cinco? Remember when he used to be good? Remember when he used to be relevant?
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