By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Chad Johnson released from jail? Chad Jonson’s legal troubles as a result of head butting ex-wife and “Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada are far from over. Although the former NFL star did escape jail time for the assault, he was ordered to be on probation and undergo counseling for the incident. However, Chad’s made his legal problems even worse by not showing up to a scheduled appointment with his probation officer. As a result of missing the appointment, Chad was arrested, but he later said things went down because of “miscommunication.” Although he was just seconds away from walking away without jail time for missing the appointment, a slap on the butt of his attorney infuriated the judge and she sent him packing to a jail cell. Chad was supposed to serve 30 days, but his lawyer decided to appeal the judgment considering he feels it was just too harsh of a punishment considering Chad meant no harm by the butt slap.
According to reports, Chad just won big as he will be released from jail today. Gossip Extra reports:
Chad Johnson is to be released from the Broward County lockup sometime today after the judge who sent him away 30 days rescinded her order this morning.
Last week, Judge Kathleen McHugh stunned her courtroom and made national news when she sentenced Johnson away for 30 days after Johnson patted the butt of his lawyer during a hearing on his violation of probation.
McHugh, who is legally blind because of a genetic disease, became a target of criticism because it appears she went off on Johnson after those in the courtroom erupted in laughter.
She even caught the attention of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who said that the jail term was as much a reflection of McHugh’s temper as Johnson’s butt-patting.
Of course the judge didn’t let Chad off the hook without scolding him a little bit, as she called him out for his “disrespectful” behavior and even told him his head-butting of ex-wife Evelyn was “horrific.”