Chad Johnson playfully did what earned him a jail sentence, as his decision to slap his male lawyer’s butt in court unfortunately angered the judge instead of amusing her.
The ex-NFL star and his attorney were putting finishing touches to the sweet plea deal he bargained for his probation violation case, when the judge asked him if he was satisfied with his attorney. The obviously happy Chad responded by reaching back and playfully slapping his lawyer’s behind.
He smiled, and the court erupted into laughter…but none of these prevented judge Kathleen McHugh from exploding in anger.
‘I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously. I just saw you slap your attorney on the backside. Is there something funny about this?’ McHugh asked.
Chad replied, ‘I had no intent to make this a joke, because my life is in shambles right now.’
This excuse didn’t pacify the judge, as she suddenly cancelled all the plea negotiations and kicked them out of the courtroom.
‘The whole courtroom was laughing. I’m not going to accept these plea negotiations. This isn’t a joke,’ she said
But before kicking Chad out, she sentenced him to 30 days in jail and extended his probation until December 2013. He was also ordered to complete an additional 25 hours of community service.
He was then cuffed in court and sent to jail, where he has already been booked.
[Mugshot via NY Daily News]