Initially when I heard about Chad Johnson getting sentenced to 30 days in jail for slapping his lawyer on the behind, all I could do was shake my head. A slap on the behind is a playful thing to do and one place playful is not allowed is in the courtroom. It just seemed like a dumb thing to do. If you go to court and make a mockery of the court then you deserve whatever consequences come your way.
Then I saw the video. Was Johnson wrong to do what he did? Yes. Did Johnson let his guard down, yes. Was the judge overreacting? YES!!! This woman got “in her feelings” so fast I do not think anyone saw it coming. Once the plea deal was given to her, she asked Johnson if he was happy with lawyer. To which he replied yes and proceeded to slap his lawyer’s behind. Immediately afterwards, people in the courtroom begin to laugh and I believe that is what upset the judge. Going to court is not a laughing matter. No matter what you have or have not done, you are at the mercy of the judge anytime you step foot in a courtroom. I have watched enough Judge Mathis’ episodes to know that judges expect respect to be given at all times.
I do not think he deserved jail time for his actions. A nice scolding would have sufficed. She could have added more days to his probation and been done. I would even be ok with a night or two in jail but 30 days is ridiculous. The judge invited in a moment of small talk and Johnson being Johnson was his usual self and invited in a moment of being himself. In my opinion, he was feeding off her vibe but hey I am not the judge and this is not my court. See you in 30 Chad…
You be the ‘judge’. Check out what took place in court.
Until next time…TOODELLS.