Former NFL player Chad Johnson has been released from jail after serving only seven of his thirty day sentence. Johnson issued an apology to Judge Kathleen McHugh and she accepted and granted his immediate release.
Johnson was ordered to serve thirty days in jail after he slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week.
“I just wanted to apologize for disrespecting the court last time,” Johnson said. “I apologize. I did have time to reflect on the mistakes I made in this courtroom.”
McHugh ordered Johnson to perform 25 hours of community service and attend domestic violence counseling sessions twice a week during probation. She extended Johnson’s probation an extra three months through mid-October.