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Chad Johnson

Plea Deal in Battery Case

NO JAIL TIME

9/20/2012 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chad Johnson
will likely not serve a single day in jail for allegedly headbutting his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada during a nuclear argument last month -- because TMZ has learned, he just struck a deal with prosecutors to keep his ass out of the pokey

Sources close to Chad tell TMZ, the unemployed wide receiver agreed to be placed on probation and complete extensive anger management counseling ... in exchange for either a guilty or no contest plea.

Chad also agreed to a no-contact order that would block him from talking to Evelyn. As we first reported, Chad and Evelyn's divorce was finalized yesterday.

Under the deal, Chad will not serve a day behind bars. As we reported, Chad has been charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with the incident.

A hearing has been scheduled for tomorrow, during which a judge is expected to sign off on the deal and make it official.

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systasoulja    

Now Hell! You know I'm no where near prejudice BUT she'll be back in his face for a check within weeks!!! Stop making this mess relevant!! She is simply an embarrassed bully and now knows how it feels to be on the other end of an ass whoop n! But, he's wrong and and punk ass coward for head butting her! Take your anger out on the field...Aw you can't she got you fired! oooppps

700 days ago
17.

leavekevinalone!    

Jail will not help him or anyone. Now IS his chance to be a better person and he isn't a threat to society. Just girlfriend opening crumpled condom reciepts in his car. No lol

700 days ago
18.

paulie daniel    

This pisses me off. He beat you, regardless of the reason he beat her. He should go to jail. Our justice system is horrible.

700 days ago
19.

Candyboss    

The only role model you need is Jesus, STOP looking up to idiots because they play sports and teach your kids yourself...Charles Barkley was right "I'm not a role model," Raise your damn kids to be better than theses dumb athletics and fake celebrities like Kim K....There is more to life than being a whore, a media whore in Chads case and a whore whore in Kim K case...

700 days ago
20.

Rich     

Glad I wasn't charged.

700 days ago
21.

kitnplayn    

Sniff. Sniff. Does anyone else smell O.J. Simpson? I think this guy is a very BIG danger to Evelyn Lozada. When he gets tattoos of her face on his body after she has left the relationship, that is a man with a plan, and I think his plan is that if he can't have her...nobody can. Two words...Nicole Simpson.

700 days ago
22.

Ed Halverson    

I think TMZ should get a life. You people suck!

700 days ago
23.

kai    

I have never seen a bigger fool. He lost EVERYTHING! He stayed out of trouble for years and hooked up with this bully of a woman and now he's done. FOOL!!!

700 days ago
24.

Albertha    

Its sad that you Chad and Evelyn didn't try to work at your marriage you both look so Beauiful together Chad when you find a good women it's time to be a good man because all the other womens want is your money and sex one day that's going to get old and you know the best part of any real relationship is having to be love inspite of what others may say or try to do

700 days ago
25.

Joao    

Let the record show that I called this one in advance... not that anybody who follows these celebrity courts couldn't have predicted the same... BUT these outcomes come at a price. After all the American judicial system was designed to screw the poor and deny access to appeal when jacked. I have a friend from China who was disappointed when he learned that the American courts are as corrupt as the Chinese. He thought our system was the best in the world. LOL!!!!!

700 days ago
26.

Jam    

If he is an example to your kids you are not an parent to them he is

700 days ago
27.

Beautylovee    

if you have watched worldstarhiphop you see her speak out about what went on and she did say it wasnt the first or second time he had hit her she said before they had got married he was very violent and she knew what she was getting herself into but she had married him anyways, She knew what was gonna happen i dont feel bad for both she was the dummy for marrying him after she knew he was like that "common sense" knows that he was gonna cheat and hit her...i dont think him being rich and famous has anything to do with why he didnt get time you watch them lifetime movies and this what happens all time..

700 days ago
28.

baybek8s    

(in Flavor Flav's voice) Aaaahhh yeah boy! Evelyn gonna get paid. (sarcasm) Has Evelyn graduated from the Charlie Sheen's school of winning? No wait! It was the Karrine Steffens school of whoreing with a PH.D in gold digging. Chad should pay but the money should got to a domestic violence charity.

700 days ago
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