Any ATSer can tell you that's proof she's a homophobe! (Sometimes I just crack myself up.)
I don't even want to know how much he paid his attorney to work us this plea deal, but it sure it a slap in the face to get sent to jail over a slap on the butt, to a person of the same sex.
Butt-slapping has no place in the courtroom. Regardless of any disrespect to the lawyer or audience in question, it was a disrespect of the court. You can't just walk into a courtroom and behave as you do on a sports field. There is a standard of etiquette that is expected of anyone in a courtroom, and Ochocinco willingly and humorously violated it. He may as well have said FU to the judge.
The judge was under no obligation to grant him leniency, and to do so in spite of what was clearly an inappropriate and insulting action would have been unacceptable.
Originally posted by goou111
Ok I saw this on my local news earlier and just could not believe what a B!@# this judge is
Former NFL star Chad Johnson aka Chad Ochocinco was in court today for a probation violation,and had a plea deal set up with prosecuters for community service and no jail time. Well he slapped his lawyer on the butt saying good job and the judge got pissed and IMO took it way to personally.
Asking him if he thinks this is funny then saying he doesn't take it seriously and throwing out the plea deal and sentenced him to 30 days in jail.
I don't think he meant any disrespect at all, he's a professional athlete and has been slapping guys on the butt saying good job since high school.
This judge is just a power tripping Bi@#$.edit on 10-6-2013 by goou111 because: (no reason given)
Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh said she would tack on an additional three months' probation because Johnson had failed to meet with his probation officer during three previous months. It was all set until Johnson, when asked by McHugh if he was satisfied with his lawyer Adam Swickle, gave the attorney a light swat on the rear - as football players routinely do to each other on the field. The courtroom erupted in laughter and at that McHugh said she wouldn't accept the deal. ''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 this?'' McHugh said, slapping the plea deal document down on her desk. ''The whole courtroom was laughing. I'm not going to accept these plea negotiations. This isn't a joke.''
Originally posted by Jaellma
reply to post by buster2010
Come on, man. It's all about POWER. She felt intimidated and felt she was losing the psychological edge in court when the attendees in court laughed so she did a knee-jerk thing by sentencing him to 30 days.
See, from her standpoint, Ocho having the courtroom laugh at his action meant it was no longer a serious issue. He had no control if folks laughed or cried if he raised his hand, slapped a butt or sneezed. I don't think he did it to make anyone laugh. It was as innocent as a fist bump. Oh wait, if he did that, they would have laughed. Maybe she should have asked him to slap her butt instead.