Former Patriot wide-receiver Chad Johnson is being released from jail after serving seven days of a 30-day jail sentence for violating probation that stems from him pleading no contest to battery charges when Johnson head-butted his then-wife Evelyn Lozada last August.
Johnson was incarcerated last week after a plea negotiation was turned down by Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh when the 35-year old slapped his attorney on the behind. The move by the judge was highly-criticized, with many feeling she overreacted.
"I just wanted to apologize for disrespecting the court last time," said Johnson in an apology to McHugh. "I apologize. I did have time to reflect on the mistakes I made in this courtroom."
Johnson’s release from jail was ordered, and has been ordered to serve 25 hours of community service in addition to attending two weekly domestic violence counseling sessions for the duration of his probation, which has been extended to mid-October.