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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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76.

Phoenicks    

Why are these judges in Florida such grand standers? Florida is where that judge threw the girl in jail for flipping him off even though she was obviously intoxicated when she did it.

497 days ago
77.

Woot    

I'm not a sports fan, don't really like jocks, but that woman was a C word to the nth degree! HE wasn't laughing, HE wasn't responsible for the court erupting in giggles! I think she had a chip on her shoulder and needed some dark meat to take it out on! Omg, that power-hungry anu-s!

497 days ago
78.

KIR    

Either the judge has a dick under that robe or she's sexually frustrated. Maybe both. Here's what's going to happen they're going to recall the case today or the next few days, she's going to give him another tongue lashing and then the plea agreement will be excepted. A waste of the courts time and the taxpayers money.

497 days ago
79.

Vera    

HOW CRUEL OF HER! What a BITCH!!! I admit, his gesture may have seem disrespectful to the court, but it is just a "football way" to show appreciation between players. Abuse of power if there is any... What he did to Evelyn Loranza was wrong. But she is insane! We all saw how she acted on that trashy reality show. She was the one attacking everybody else. Maybe he reacted in self defense. His life is destroyed now because of what happened. And this cruel, cold bitch judge just finished him. I felt sorry for the dude...

497 days ago
80.

UPYOURS    

Considering that this fool was arrested for putting hands on his wife, you would THINK he learned something from all of this, obviously not.

497 days ago
81.

daved0622    

Wonder if the bailiff is going to get an earfull? he was cracking up.

497 days ago
82.

IslandGirlLostAtSea    

You get a judge that hasn't been ****ed in a million years and all the prejudice of a thousand Ancestors surface. Florida is a prejudice place covered by suntans and fake smiles.

497 days ago
83.

I'll Never Tell    

I really do not think that he meant to disrespect the court but I do understand how his actions would have been viewed as inappropriate given the cir***stances. Perhaps the judge reacted harshly but, as we've seen in other cases, judges have the prerogative to be very strict or very lenient in their courtrooms. Contempt, much like beauty, lies with the beholder. We hear so often that celebrities should not get special treatment which means he shouldn't get a pass because he is a pro-athlete. Ultimately, he broke the law by violating his probation and his conduct today was interpreted by the judge as a lack of responsibility for his actions. I think this a case of a lesson learned the hard way for Chad.

497 days ago
84.

IslandGirlLostAtSea    

You get a judge that hasn't been Fu_ked in a million years and all the prejudice of a thousand Ancestors surface. Florida is a prejudice place covered by suntans and fake smiles.

497 days ago
85.

Angry Wes    

What a ****!

497 days ago
86.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Why o why is he black making the black race look so bad.

497 days ago
87.

theroyalgs    

Just think OJ Simson spent 0 days in jail for Double murder. This guy gets 30 days for patting his attorney on the butt....California Justice system...

497 days ago
88.

Chelsea    

What a bitch. He can't help if the "whole courtroom was laughing". She's taking 30 days out of this mans life for some bull**** because shes an ugly old prude who can't get laid.

497 days ago
89.

Jessica     

Argue all you want. It's her house.. her rules. He ****ed up, he pays. End of story.

497 days ago
90.

Gargamel    

Throw his punk azz in jail!

497 days ago
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