Ex-Miami Dolphin player gets jail sentence for “not taking plea negotiations seriously”

Posted on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at 8:21 pm    

Former National Football League (NFL) player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in Broward County Jail for playfully swatting his lawyer’s behind after winning a plea deal for violating probation in connection with his 2012 domestic violence case against ex-wife Evelyn Lozada on Monday, June 10 in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida courtroom.

Judge Kathleen McHugh ordered a three-month probation for Johnson from September 21 to December 21. Johnson will also be required to attend two counseling sessions per week and engage in 25 hours of community service, which were already a part of the original plea negotiation.

Johnson, a six-time Pro-Bowl player, played with the New England Patriots in 2011 and was drafted to the Dolphins for the 2012 season. However, the Dolphins let go of Johnson shortly before the domestic violence charge was filed against him, prior to the NFL season beginning.

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