FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MAY 20: This handout booking photo provided by Broward County Sheriff's Office, shows ex-NFL star ChadJohnson, 35, after he was arrested for violating his probabtion, on May 20, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Johnson's probation came from a domestic violence conviction involving ex-wife Evelyn Lozada last year. (Photo by Broward County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images) The Chad Johnson mugshot (Broward County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)


“I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously. . . . Is there something funny about this?”


— Broward County (Fla.) Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh erupting after Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson playfully swatted his attorney’s butt in court Monday. The ex-NFL star was thisclose to skirting a domestic-violence charge for battering his reality star ex-wife Evelyn Lozada last year when he made the clownish gesture. He apologized, but an outraged McHugh (“it’s not the first time he’s behaved that way in my courtroom”) rescinded Johnson’s no-jail plea deal — and sentenced him to 30 days. Read more at the Early Lead: Chad Johnson sentenced to 30 days in jail after slapping lawyer’s butt

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