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Chad Johnson

Ripped By Judge

for Slapping Lawyer's Ass

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

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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.

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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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453 COMMENTS

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211.

Zak    

Stupid,idiotic, power hungry woman with an ax to grind. Ladies, please help me understand why you react so hastily and over the top to simple things? This is precisely why I don't want a woman as president with access to the "red button". Women should always have oversight by a man. Hate if u want but u know I'm right.

470 days ago
212.

Lucy    

The judge over reacted. Either it was a good plea deal and accept it, or it wasn't and don't accept it. But that "slap on the ass" or football version of "good job" should not be what makes her throw it out.
My problem is not that I don't think he doesn't deserve it, it is that I don't like seeing this blatant abuse of power. When judges can start throwing you in jail because they don't like the way you behave then you know we have a real problem.

470 days ago
213.

goaway    

This is an abuse of power! The fact that a Judge can make a ruling on whether someone started to laugh in there courtroom and how it happened without looking at all the facts. IE...leading question, IE sheriff laughing....is a joke. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

470 days ago
214.

Trixielolo77    

Whoa, whoa, whoa! That seems a bit harsh for the slap on the butt! I mean, I don't like the guy at all after his abuse on his wife and I would have given the guy 30 days in jail for simply his probation violation but to not accept the deal because he smacked his male attorney on the butt, is odd....

470 days ago
215.

Trixielolo77    

The thing that's strange is she blames him for the whole court room laughing....Silly! Perhaps she should have held everyone in contempt of court for their laughter!

470 days ago
216.

carole patton    

Football players slap each other on the behind to encourage and congratulate on a job well done. I don't believe it was a disrespectful act. The fact that those in the courtroom laughed should not have even been a factor.

470 days ago
217.

KC    

Chad knew what he was doing before he slapped him on the ass. He did it for a laugh and the judge wasn't fooled. Another athlete thinking he's above the law, got what he deserved.

470 days ago
218.

KC    

Chad knew what he was doing before he slapped him on the ass. He did it for a laugh and the judge wasn't fooled. Another athlete thinking he's above the law, got what he deserved.

470 days ago
219.

tellmeaboutit     

Applause for the judge. None of these lowlifes know how to behave anywhere, though most of them have been in court enough, you think they'd learn. Hope he does every day of it. "Celebrities" who live like this need a reality check.

470 days ago
220.

melzina lee    

If you look at her face after she made this dumb judgement,she looks.as if she feels like everyone was laughing at her,well,now they are,who can take a petty judge serious,we all should send her a lmao........

470 days ago
221.

goaway    

Wonder what would have happened if he said no comment to the question of whether if his lawyer did a good job? Talk about a set up!

470 days ago
222.

Zion_Devereaux    

She was being very dramatic.
He's a a jock what did she expect?
She just has an issue with him.

470 days ago
223.

scott    

What a dumb ass. Then again he did name himself ocho cinco... Doesn't surprise me.

470 days ago
224.

goaway    

Justice will be served when the Sheriff is arrested for laughing in her court room. Food for thought. Just letting ya know who was the biggest criminal in the courthouse....in more ways than one.

470 days ago
225.

steve    

That is a courtroom not a football field or athletic event!! Say what you want about this judge but she is under no obligation to understand his " rear slap " or allow it in the court! She did the right thing, period! This is a court of law and not a football field!!

470 days ago
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