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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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91.

Tim Bracken    

The judge had just paid a big compliment to the lawyer, and Ochocinco gave him a pat as if to say, "nice job." It's an athlete's equivalent of you or me patting each other on the back. It certainly didn't warrant immediate imprisonment and rejection of the plea deal. This judge has a screw loose.

477 days ago
92.

Evelyn    

THIS IS THE BEST STORY I'VE READ IN WEEKS!!!! LMAO - THAT'S WHAT HE GETS FOR ACTING A DAMN FOOL! THIS IDIOT THINKS IT'S ALL A JOKE! JOKES ON YOU STUPID!

477 days ago
93.

Alisha    

Really? Because he slapped the dude on the ass? He's in sports. That's what they do to eachother to say, "nice job." Do I think he's a toolbag in general? Yes but she's being a bit ridiculous if that's really her excuse for throwing him in jail. She should just say that he should be thrown in jail because his actions have consequences... period.

477 days ago
94.

Passthepeas    

These idiots have been babied and coddled all their lives that they think they can get away with everything without having to pay the consequences.
Kudos to the judge. She wiped Ocho Flunko's stupid smile right off his stupid face.
Next up: Michael Irvin.. deon Sanders..Warren Sapp..

477 days ago
95.

Kaaka    

What a surprise she is WHITE!!, No surprise since its has been proven time and time again where you have WHITE JUDGES giving out the most SEVERE sentence/penalties to MINORITIES than their white counterpart.. but i digress.

I'm no fan of chad but this is beyond the ABUSE of POWER by this pathetic excuse that calls herself a judge, You talk about someone that should be look into.

477 days ago
96.

Mike L    

Damn, that judge is a royal bitch!!! Slapping on the ass is what athletes do to congratulate each other. Of course she wouldn't know anything about that, so she overreacts and abuses her power, proving how much of a bitch she really is. Chad should go to a higher court and press charges against the judge for indian giving.

477 days ago
97.

Chris    

Just because the courtroom laughed???? Chad wasn't laughing, he was serious. How is he responsible for the people in attendance??
I guess the laughing people speak for him.
Judge probably wanted Chad to slap her behind after a ride.

477 days ago
98.

FTL Lawyer    

Maybe someone can explain how the judge saw the butt slap since she is legally blind? It happened 15 feet from the bench and would have been on the back of the attorney

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477 days ago
99.

Smoothjc1    

What a f@#$ing C%^t, I don't even like sports, but EVERY guy knows that's a sign for a good job. kind of gayish ( nothing wrong with that just saying ) guess that's why I never got into sports.

477 days ago
100.

mkc    

After watching the video it appears to me the judge reacted to her embarrassed and allowed her personal feelings to interfere with her ruling.

477 days ago
101.

Liz    

He got exactly what he deserved. A courtroom is a place of respect, and needs to be treated as such. If you are standing on the defense side of the table obviously rules and laws are already an issue for you to follow, and since he was back there for a probation violation he didn't learn his lesson. If he would of just kept his hands to himself ...again something he seems to have a hard time doing he wouldn't be sitting in jail right now. A courtroom is not a football field.

477 days ago
102.

whatta wrecker    

All his troubles come down to one factor , The ***** he was gettin . either from evelyn or the other chicks he used the rubbers on that evelyn found but bottom line ***** WILL DESTROY YOU ,, BUT IT SURE IS GOOD ,,, DANG IT !!

477 days ago
103.

Marty    

I don't think this judge understand the male bonding ritual.

477 days ago
104.

Sarah    

Punishment doesn't fit the crime.

477 days ago
105.

karenjj    

I was having a bad day and this really cheered me up! Goodbye, you loser!! LOVE that judge.

477 days ago
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