Sunday, August 2, 2015

Chad Johnson attorney asks for reduced sentence after butt slap

Adam Swickle, attorney for former NFL star Chad Johnson, asked Broward County Judge Kathleen McHugh to reduce the sentence for his client after Johnson issued him a good-natured pat to the behind.

Chad Johnson attorney asks for reduced sentence after butt slap

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30 days in prison for a courtroom butt tap?

Child, please!

Adam Swickle, attorney for former NFL star Chad Johnson, asked Broward County Judge Kathleen McHugh to reconsider the sentence for his client after Johnson issued him a good-natured pat to the behind.

In a motion on Tuesday, Swickle sought to reduce the sentence and told McHugh that his client meant no disrespect. 

Much of the courtroom laughed at the gesture, but McHugh was not amused.

"I don't know that you're taking this whole thing seriously,” she said Monday. “I just saw you slap your attorney on the backside. Is there something funny about this?"

"The whole courtroom was laughing. I'm not going to accept these plea negotiations," said McHugh. "This isn't a joke."

The All-Pro wide receiver, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, was in court for violating probation from a battery incident involving his then wife, reality TV star, Evelyn Lozada. He pleaded no contest.

McHugh appeared ready to approved a plea deal, but threw it out after witnessing Ochocinco pat his attorney's backside. The judge extended Johnson’s probation three months to December 2013, and sent him to prison for 30 days. (That’s tríenta dias para Ochocinco).

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi also questioned the sentence, telling TMZ, "Although we never condone domestic violence, this event seems to question judicial temperament, not the subject matter before the court."

Watch the video below and let us know if the judge went too far.

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