“Ochocinco” Johnson (he legally changed his last name to Ochocinco for a while, for reasons we aren’t quite sure about) was in court recently for violation of his probation, which stems from a domestic incident from last summer.
Last August, Johnson plead no contest to misdemeanor domestic battery of his then-wife and then-new bride, receiving a year’s probation.
Then this happened…
At his hearing, the judge asked Johnson if he was happy with his lawyer’s work. According to court records and press reports, Johnson did what any good player would do when their teammate did a good job to help set him free: he gave his lawyer a nice slap on the butt.
Johnson, apparently unbeknownst to him, was not on the gridiron and the unamused judge thought that 30 days in jail was better than letting the footballer continue his probation.
Ochocinco, maybe you’re a little confused and thought this was a ref giving you a 30-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness. If that’s the case, we blame all of those concussions.