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NFL: Chad Johnson Released From Prison
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NFL: Chad Johnson Released From Prison

Jun 17 2013, 9:33pm CDT | by

Free agent NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson was released from jail after he apologized to the judge for his actions in court on Monday.

Free agent NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson was released from jail after he apologized to the judge for his actions in court on Monday.  NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal referred to an Associated Press...

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NFL: Chad Johnson Released From Prison

Jun 17 2013, 9:33pm CDT | by

Free agent NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson was released from jail after he apologized to the judge for his actions in court on Monday.

Free agent NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson was released from jail after he apologized to the judge for his actions in court on Monday. 

NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal referred to an Associated Press update confirming Johnson's release from prison. He wore a tan jail jumpsuit with his hands shackled at the waist when he apologized to Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh

"I just wanted to apologize for disrespecting the court last time. I apologize. I did have time to reflect on the mistakes I made in this courtroom."

McHugh accepted the apology and Johnson was promptly released on Monday afternoon after spending a week behind bars. The original jail sentencestood at 30 days. 

UPI.com's Veronica Linares says the 35-year-old Johnson walked out of jail at around 4 p.m. He then met his attorney Adam Swickle and agent Drew Rosenhaus. He told reporters he was thankful for McHugh because she had been able to get him to think about the path his life was taking. 

"No one has been able to do it, not even my parents. I thank her. Everything she did was justified."

Asked if he had any plans of playing in the NFL this season, Johnson referred to it as his "best move."

"I just have to say my next move, my best move."

According to ESPN, McHugh noted that in a previous hearing Johnson had put his arm around a female prosecutor's shoulders, prompting her to tell him twice not to touch her.  

McHugh also pointed out that when Johnson head-butted his ex-wife, reality TV star Evelyn Lozada, she suffered a three-inch gash on her head that required eight stitches. She called those injuries horrific. 

Johnson was in court because he failed to meet with his probation officer for three straight months, prompting McHugh to say it was arrogant disregard on his part. 

"I find that an arrogant disregard for a court order."

The judge ordered Johnson to perform 25 hours of community sevice and attend domestic violence counseling sessions twice a week during probation, which she extended an extra three months through mid-October. 

Swickle, the attorney whom Johnson slapped on his backside, said his client will comply with all probation conditions adding Johnson also hopes to return to the NFL. His release comes just two days after his friend and former teammate with the Cincinnati Bengals, Terrell Owens, visited him in prison. 

Johnson is a six-time Pro Bowl selection who did not play last season. He had signed with the Miami Dolphins in the summer of 2012 after playing the season before with the New England Patriots. He played for the Bengals from 2001-10. 

 

 
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