After spending some time behind bars, former NFL wide out Chad Johnson has been released from jail.

Johnson was released after apologizing to a judge for lack of respect when he slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week.

Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh accepted Johnson’s apology Monday and reduced his jail term from 30 days to seven days. Attorney Adam Swickle said the rear-end slap was just a football player’s way of saying thanks.

The 35-year-old formerly known as Chad Ochocinco was in court because of a probation violation stemming from a domestic altercation he had with his then-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada.

 

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