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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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