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Chad Johnson

FL Attorney General Rips Judge

You Overreacted!

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

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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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1.

JUstin    

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

414 days ago
2.

Pecker    

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

414 days ago
3.

Los Pepes    

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

414 days ago
4.

TheEric    

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.

414 days ago
5.

Lisa    

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.

414 days ago
6.

Sue from jersey    

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

414 days ago
7.

melliemel    

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.

414 days ago
8.

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.

414 days ago
9.

Lena5420    

BULL**** Chad Johnson got off easy.

414 days ago
10.

Mikey    

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

414 days ago
11.

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 ...

414 days ago
12.

pegasus    

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.

414 days ago
13.

Sher    

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.

414 days ago
14.

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....

414 days ago
15.

Mikey    

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

414 days ago
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