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Chad Johnson

Ripped By Judge

for Slapping Lawyer's Ass

6/11/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chad has just filed a motion asking the judge to reconsider the ruling.

10:46 AM PT
-- Chad is currently at jail and is being booked.

10:30 AM PT
-- We just got video of the love tap. Check it out.

7:55 AM PT
-- Chad was arrested in the courtroom and has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail.

7:45 AM PT --
Chad and his attorney are back in front of the judge ... apologizing ... and desperately trying to convince the judge to accept the original terms of the deal.

Chad Johnson
was just kicked out of a Florida courtroom ... after the former NFL star playfully slapped his male lawyer's ass -- a move that ENRAGED the judge, TMZ has learned.

Johnson was in court in Broward County, FL to face the judge for his recent probation violation in his domestic violence case.

During the hearing, the judge and Chad's lawyer were about to finalize the terms of Chad's punishment -- terms that were pretty favorable to Chad.

But the whole thing fell apart at the last minute, when the judge asked Chad if he was satisfied with his attorney -- and the ex-NFL star reached back and playfully slapped his lawyer's ass.

Chad smiled ... the court erupted with laughter .... but the judge wasn't amused.

In fact, the judge found the move disrespectful -- and lashed out at Johnson ... asking him if the whole proceeding was a "joke" to him.

Johnson replied, "I had no intent to make this a joke, because my life is in shambles right now."

The judge -- who lost her patience -- suddenly announced that Chad's deal was OFF ... and kicked him out of the courtroom.

Story developing ...

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Brooks said it dead on. The judge obviously has never watched a football game. She also looked star struck which would make her, being a woman, feel the need to be more aggressive. She spent many an hour looking in the mirror to master that hard nose look.

437 days ago


. There should be more judges like her.

437 days ago


WTF??? Judges approve homosexuality in this Country and when a straight man does a gay act he goes to jail? I bet you any money if Chad was gay that Judge wouldn't dare throw him jail for that and if she did, she would have resigned by now!

437 days ago


First of all he is disrespecting the court by the way he is dressed and the bailiff needs to be fired who was seen laughing about this during the hearing!

437 days ago


This man looking woman is too dumb to know that the pat on his backside was something football players do meaning job well done. The so called judge made the statement that the attorney was excellent and Chad acknowledged that fact with a harmless pat on the backside and this quack judge throws him in jail for it! This idiot judge will most likely have something happen to her. I don't wish anything bad on anyone; however I have seen nuts like this judge get theirs when they do this kind of thing. You can't abuse the bench and that's exactly what this quack did. When people do bad to others; it comes back on them. I guess the judge never heard of karma. BTW the judge makes a statement that the court room laughed. So no one can laugh in her court room; she is a real nut case. Anyone recall the movie "And Justice For All?" Just because you are the judge; does not exclude you from being a quack with a robe.

437 days ago

Crazy judge    

They should remove her from the bench for allowing her emotions to overcome her thoughts. It is not his fault if people are laughing at his actions. He does not controls others actions nor should he be responsible for them. Horrible emotional call by someone who is not supposed to be emotional.

437 days ago


Here's the thing.... if we as common people were to do that we would have gotten the same punishment. Did she take it too far.... probably but don't most judges? She took it as a form of disrespect to the court. Even the bailiff laughed, does that mean he gets fired ????

437 days ago


That was wrong of the judge!!! she must have pms...wow!!!

437 days ago


this should show people how NOT to be so ****y!!

437 days ago


Any football player who is too stupid and too arrogant to follow a court order, and then has the hubris to act like a high school jock in the courtroom deserves to spend a LOT more time than thirty days in jail.

437 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

Welcome to the REAL world, Chad! Don't EVER pi$$ off a judge!

437 days ago


Just saw the Video - I think that Judge likes sharing the Spotlight with Chad - Almost like she hated he was leaving her Court Room for Good ..She acted like brat , or a Girlfriend who doesn't want her boyfriend to go out to the bars - So , she found a way / Excuse to keep him..lol ...

437 days ago


Complete ABUSE OF POWER ....

437 days ago


What a cow and a waste of everyone's money.

437 days ago


Poor Chad Johnson. He only made $47 million playing football and the mother of his child wants child support which he cannot pay since he is broke. Now this happens. What bad luck!

437 days ago
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