Chad Johnson got a reprieve this morning when the Florida judge that sentenced him to a month in jail released him after seven days served. The former NFL superstar apologized for slapping his attorney on the butt during last week's hearing. The action prompted Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh to reject his plea deal for violating his probation and sentence him to thirty days in jail.
"I just wanted to apologize for disrespecting the court last time," Johnson told the judge this morning. "I apologize. I did have time to reflect on the mistakes I made in this courtroom."
Johnson appeared in court in with his hands shackled around his waist and wearing a brown jail jumpsuit.
McHugh scolded him for his behavior in court. She also called his 2012 head-butt assault on Evelyn Lozada, which left her with a three-inch gash that required eight stitches "horrific," according to TMZ.
Johnson's probation was extended by one month and won't end until October 16th.