Chad Johnson will serve a 30-day jail sentence after his probation hearing went awry Monday. The former NFL star reportedly annoyed the presiding judge by slapping his lawyer's rear end while a plea deal was being negotiated.
According to TMZ, Johnson, who violated probation earlier this year in a domestic violence case involving then-wife Evelyn Lozada, was booted out of a Broward County, Fla., courtroom Monday morning after he "playfully slapped" his male lawyer's buttocks in front of Judge Kathleen McHugh.
McHugh said the 35-year-old, who had been seeking no jail time, had not been "taking things seriously enough," the AP reports. After Johnson returned to the courtroom and apologized for his behavior, McHugh slapped him with a 30-day prison sentence and extended his probation for three months.
"I had no intent to make this a joke, because my life is in shambles right now," Johnson reportedly told the judge after she reprimanded him for taking the case too lightly.
The NFL veteran, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, was arrested last August for head-butting his then-newlywed wife. In the days that followed, the Miami Dolphins terminated his contract and Lozada filed for divorce after only 41 days of marriage.
UPDATE: Johnson took to Twitter to give his followers an update.
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