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Butt Slap Puts Ochocinco In Jail For 30 Days

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DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET/CBS/AP) – It’s the butt slap felt around the sporting world and it cost one former Pro Bowl wide receiver 30 days in jail.

Former NFL star Chad Johnson was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case by a judge who angrily rejected a no-jail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the backside in court.

Johnson, known as Chad Ochocinco for his jersey number in Spanish during his playing days, had reached a deal with prosecutors calling for community service and counseling instead of jail.

Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh said she would tack on an additional three months’ probation because Johnson had failed to meet with his probation officer during three previous months.

Johnson, 35, tried to apologize and insisted he meant no disrespect.

Johnson was on probation after pleading no contest to head-butting his then-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada, during an altercation last August.

She quickly filed for divorce after barely a month of marriage and Johnson, a six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, was immediately released by the Miami Dolphins.

He didn’t play at all last season.

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