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Chad Johnson

To Be RELEASED

from Florida Jail Today

6/17/2013 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chad Johnson will be a free man TODAY ... because the judge who sent his ass to jail has agreed to release the former NFL star, 1 week after the infamous butt slap.

Johnson appeared in a Florida courtroom today ... where he faced off with Judge McHugh -- the judge who tore him a new one after he slapped his attorney's ass in open court during last week's hearing.

Johnson was brought into the courtroom wearing handcuffs ... and from the moment the hearing began, the judge blasted Chad for his history of disrespectful behavior.

But after the scolding, the judge agreed to release Johnson today -- but extended his probation by one month ... meaning he won't be in the clear until October 16.

During today's hearing, the judge also revisited the 2012 domestic abuse incident involving his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada -- and said what he did to her was "horrific."

Story developing ...

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16.

Andy    

everyday joe goes to court for the exact same violation of parole and he would have served time while people claim it wasn't enough. Celeb same case and acts like an a$$ and special treatment and cry's of unfair and abuse of power by everyone.

401 days ago
17.

anonymous    

Poor Chad. He has not done well in the romance department. Why he involves himself with gold digging bitches is beyond me. He needs to look within himself and figure out if he wants to continue down this road to destruction or start working to turn it around. He is blessed with many qualities and he needs to share them with someone who is kind and caring.

401 days ago
18.

ABB    

We need this Judge for the inevitable next time that loser Lilo goes to court.

401 days ago
19.

Olayinka    

thank god he did go to jail with this ****....

401 days ago
20.

Deco    

Women Judges are very dangerous on certain days of the month.

401 days ago
21.

Tom Cruise    

I'll sum it up like this. It is a court of law and when you are in a court of law you are to respectful and serious. I completely agree with the judge.

401 days ago
22.

Fashionistazoe    

If she wanted to punish him she should've thrown him in jail for head butting his wife. Not patting his attorneys ass. Her decision was irresponsible and pointless. You are suppose to put people in jail for CRIMES they commited. Not when youre embarrassed because the courtroom was in laughter. Get it together and silence your courtroom. And please for the love of God.. Get laid!

401 days ago
23.

jo69    

she used her power in an abusive way and she knows that! she's still a b!tch and in that order!

401 days ago
24.

GossipPossum    

He still needs to be in jail. When will celebs learn, just because you are "rich & famous" you can't show your ass in court. How hard is it to be respectful for 20 minutes out of your day? Grow up and stop acting like a child Chad!

401 days ago
25.

Sarah Davenport    

What jail time ??? He's a celebrity, he probably showered with Blu' Sea soap from Pilgrim Soap Company, the good stuff our legal system, what a joke !!! Chad keep Your head up your a made man.

401 days ago
26.

Zambonie    

ButtSlapGate, that's what we've reduced our news to

401 days ago
27.

Chosen C    

Is that full beard??? Went in with a goatee came out looking like james harden.

401 days ago
28.

HLyWDgreg    

I didn't read that he apologized, he is never going to learn.

401 days ago
29.

Sparky    

This judge needs to be sanctioned! Actually she needs to be removed from the bench! Her court officer who laughed before anyone else should be fired as well. Are judges in Florida elected to their positions or nominated? If elected she should be re-called immediately AND an investigation opened to see her balance between white and black sentencing.

401 days ago
30.

unlucky    

Bitch!

401 days ago
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