First the latest on chad johnson. He's standing by live to explain what happened in that miami courtroom. Let's get the background first from abc's matt gutman. Good morning, matt. Reporter: Chad... See More
First the latest on chad johnson. He's standing by live to explain what happened in that miami courtroom. Let's get the background first from abc's matt gutman. Good morning, matt. Reporter: Chad johnson seemed a little flip giving his attorney that celebratory butt pat and fully contrite yesterday apologizing yet again to the judge and after being released three weeks early we didn't see even a hint of celebration. After a week in jail chad ochocinco johnson is a free and seemingly grateful man. Little do I know it I love heeath but basically where she's been is a blessing in disguise. Reporter: He was released monday serving only 7 of the 30 days he was sentenced to. Not so common in courtrooms what he did. Are you satisfied with your attorney. He's awesome. Okay. You should be. Reporter: There followed the infamous celebratory butt pat eliciting chuckles from the gallery and scowls from the bench. Let's go to the instant replay. Even though the judge is legally blind she seems to see everything that happens in her courtroom. Mr. Johnson, I don't know that you're taking this whole thing seriously. I just saw you slap your attorney on the backside. Is there something funny about what's going on here today? I didn't laugh. No, ma'am. But the whole courtroom laughed because you just slapped your attorney. Reporter: This as she was about to seven his plea deal for violating probation. He was accused of head butting his then wife last year. Even his lawyer couldn't help him this time. I don't think it was done as any disrespect to me. The whole courtroom is laughing because he just slapped you on the behind. I know. Reporter: Instead of walking out of court a free man, the judge slapped him with a jail sentence. As a condition of his probation to serve 30 days in the broward county jail. The judge ordered him to 25 hours of community service and has to undergo domestic violence counseling and extended hisboro base by a couple of months. His attorney, the victim of the butt pat says johnson will comply with all of those conditions and hopes to rehabilitate his nfl career.
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