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Chad Johnson

Sentenced

In Domestic Violence Case

9/21/2012 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's official ... Chad Johnson will NOT spend a day in jail for allegedly headbutting his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada last month -- but he will be spending a lot of time in counseling.

Chad showed up to a Florida courtroom for his sentencing this morning, where he pled "no contest" to a charge of domestic battery, stemming from the violent August 11th argument with Lozada over a condom receipt.

In exchange for the plea, Chad escaped a jail sentence -- but was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to enroll in a batterers intervention program.

The judge also issued a no-contact order for the duration of his probation, blocking Chad from contacting Evelyn in any way -- no email, no Twitter, no nothing.

Chad was also ordered to pay restitution -- but the amount won't be determined 'til next week.

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1.

GoodNews!    

They should lock up this idiot and throw away the key!!!

659 days ago
2.

devilgirl    

All he'll get is anger management classes, community service and 5 yrs probation, plus a fine and court costs.

659 days ago
3.

ria    

I swear these "stars" have their own laws. I don't care, in my eyes, you all regular people with money and are seen on tv everyday. Stop worshiping false idols.

659 days ago
4.

ria    

These "stars" would hate me, if I was around them. I'd probably be the only person not phased by them, not stroking their egos with "OMG!! You're amazing, I love you so much, can I have your autograph." I'd bring them down to reality with "OMG, this can't really be you. You look so much better on tv" lol. I have seen a few celebrities before, years ago and I was nonchalant, so imagine in 2012. That's how you kill a celebrity, ignore them, lol.

659 days ago
5.

karmalife    

What a ****y and arrogant piece if ****. . . . They should lock him up for as long as legally possible and give the other inmates a shot at this cowardly bully.

659 days ago
6.

Lex08    

Chad has distroyed his life in a matter of a couple of years. I thought DWTS is suppose to improve your stardom not make it worst. He when from having it all to having nothing. He is now a TO, a has been.

659 days ago
7.

Rich     

Is anyone surprised. NO. If were any of us, we would be in jail.

659 days ago
8.

scoopie    

And when is she gonna be sentenced for her abusive role on Basketball Wives?

659 days ago
9.

Parker    

Make this fool clean up dog crap...seems like the only job he's good for!

659 days ago
10.

Ms.Hoodchick21    

HOPEFULLY HE WILL LEARN HIS LESSON ABOUT TRYING WIFE UP THESE GOLD DIGGER

659 days ago
11.

Austin21    

It should not matter if you are an athlete or celebrity if you commit a crime you should do the time.

659 days ago
12.

HRH Prince Michael    

Again: An unconscionable and willful cir***vention of Justice.


If the victim had been ANY ethnicity, other than Latino-American, the former Ocho-Stinko would be doing a minimum of 120-days.


For far-too long, robed-bastard from Municipal-court to "Supreme"-court level have
nullified any semblance of Justice, to cunningly
serve various revenue-generating streams.
THIS, SHALL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED.


20Twelve:
HEBREWS Twelve;28-29 is NOW,
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Proverbs Twelve;7 is NOW,
Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW,
St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW,
Psalm2;012 is NOW:
The Most Blessed Christ King Yeshua reigns!
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living Yahweh!

659 days ago
13.

5Louie    

Harvey you love the injustice dont you? Please be honest?

659 days ago
14.

DaveT    

Yeah yeah...and was Evelyn ever arrested for assault?
Required to take anger management classes?
Did she lose everything in her life, jobs, career, endorsements, reputation...as a result of her behavior?
Is Evelyn an innocent little mouse who was bullied and abused by a tyrant husband?
Or a sneaky manipulative abuser who knows how to put the blame on others?
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Youtube:
"Basketball Wives 4 Evelyn vs Kenya"
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Youtube:
"Evelyn Lozada is gangsta"
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659 days ago
15.

Phishie from Philly    

At least you can still play football! We wouldn't want your football ca-rear to be affected!? You're far to good of a football player to go to jail. Vhat a country!
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Phishie from Philly

659 days ago
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