Chad Johnson was just arrested and placed in handcuffs inside a Florida courtroom … after the judge in his probation violation hearing ordered the ex-NFL star to spend 30 days in jail.
The move comes after Johnson pissed off the Broward County judge by slapping his male lawyer’s butt during the hearing.
As we previously reported, Johnson’s attorney was this close to sealing a deal that would have kept Johnson OUT of jail for violating his probation earlier this year. But the butt slap enraged the judge … and she took the deal off the table.
Now, Johnson’s punishment is much harsher than what was originally proposed — and he has been ordered to spend 30 days in jail. His probation was also extended until December 21, 2013 … and he must complete an additional 25 hours of community service along with extra therapy sessions.
Chad Johnson was just kicked out of a Florida courtroom after the former NFL star playfully slapped his male lawyer’s ass a move that ENRAGED the judge, TMZ has learned. Johnson was in court in Broward County, FL to face the judge for his recent probation violation in his domestic violence case.
During the hearing, the judge and Chad’s lawyer were about to finalize the terms of Chad’s punishment terms that were pretty favorable to Chad.
But the whole thing fell apart at the last minute, when the judge asked Chad if he was satisfied with his attorney — and the ex-NFL star reached back and playfully slapped his lawyer’s ass.
Chad smiled the court erupted with laughter but the judge wasn’t amused. In fact, the judge found the move disrespectful — and lashed out at Johnson … asking him if the whole proceeding was a “joke” to him.
Johnson replied, “I had no intent to make this a joke, because my life is in shambles right now.” The judge who lost her patience suddenly announced that Chad’s deal was OFF and kicked him out of the courtroom.
Chad has now been booked and is in jail. This is crazy a woman was recently given 48 hours in prison for running down a nanny and dragging a baby with her car – she was sleep deprived. Lindsey Lohan and Amanda Bynes have somehow eluded jail. What are your thoughts? Post your comments below.
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