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Chad Johnson

FL Attorney General Rips Judge

You Overreacted!

6/11/2013 2:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chad Johnson did NOT deserve 30 days in jail after slapping his lawyer's butt ... so says the Attorney General of Florida who tells TMZ ... Chad's punishment doesn't fit the crime.

We asked FL Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi how she felt about Judge Kathleen McHugh throwing the book at Chad after he tapped his lawyer's butt in court yesterday ... and here's the answer we got:

"Although we never condone domestic violence, this event seems to question judicial temperament, not the subject matter before the court."

So, what does it all mean? Here's Harvey to break it down ...


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You think ..lol !!! I say " Complete Abuse of Power .."

508 days ago


Someone on a previous post said this judge is currently going through a personal divorce... Talk about taking it out on the wrong guy.

508 days ago

Los Pepes    

He deserves more jail time just for being a douchebag all of his life

508 days ago


He acted inappropriately in court and got punished for it. It just goes to show that, no matter what the setting is, he can't act in an appropriate manner. He never should have been given the option to have probation in the first place. He should have served prison time for headbutting his ex wife.

508 days ago


I'm for the judge. Ocho needs to grow up and start taking his life seriously. He thinks everybody falls for his charms. You have to show some respect in court. I think jail time will be good for him. The first thing he should when he gets is changing his name. Life is not a joke. Time to grow up.

508 days ago

Sue from jersey    

Court Lesson 101 is when your in trouble don't do anything stupid till the court doors close #

508 days ago


I said the same thing. She completely abused her power. A fine, if anything would have served well. She is the one that went psycho, and should have been locked up herself. Get that man out of there. I dont agree with his abuse of his wife, but other than that, yesterdays reation was totally uncalled for.

508 days ago

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

She might have over-reacted but court was still in session and he made a completely inappropriate gesture and caused an outburst (even if it was laughter it was still an outburst) in the court. I would have thought she would have admonished him, but she thought different than me and that was within her rights to do as judge in open court. He's a douche anyhow.

508 days ago


BULL**** Chad Johnson got off easy.

508 days ago


TMZ is on the phone for the Florida Attorney General, put them right through, also, get the national enquirer on the phone.

508 days ago

Harlin's Garage    

your in a court "peckerhead", you supposed to mine your business in front of the Judge. these are the same idiots that cry police brutality when a cop doesn't put up with saggin and bagging ...

508 days ago


He deserves to be out and walking the streets. I watched that video and saw the pat on the lawyers backside as a natural reaction a person like Johnson would do coming from a football career.
The judge is wasting OUR taxpayaer dollars because she took something personally and decided to continue to ruin this man's life. I'm not a fan, but he didn't deserve this at all.

508 days ago


Well, he likely DESERVES the extra time, but not for the butt pat. IMHO being an athlete that is a fairly 'natural' thing to do. Even the attorney was not bothered by it. CO is a DOUCHE but I also think the judge overreacted.

508 days ago

Harlin's Garage    

now that I think about it, let's go ahead and bring Jesse and Al and Lulac and piss and moan.... c'mon, lets just get it all over with so we can move on to better things... like Paris Arnold--- Jackson....

508 days ago


Doesn't the Attorney General of Florida have anything better to do than talk to gossip websites?!

508 days ago
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