Found June 17, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
Terrell Owens visited Chad Johnson in the Broward County, Fla., jail on Saturday and said his former Bengals teammate was in “good spirits,” although seeing Johnson locked up was a “humbling experience.”   Owens who has been trying to get back in the league for some time now finally has something interesting coming out of his mouth, and it’s not about him.  He and Johnson were teammates with the Bengals in 2010 and have stayed in contact since parting ways.   During Owens’ visited, he stated on his Twitter account “Just visited the homie @ochocinco.  He’s in good spirits, he needs a haircut already tho.  Lol.  He sends his best regards to everyone,” also adding that it was the first time he had visited anyone in prison.  “I really didn’t know what to expect but to see the homie locked up is a very humbling experience, to talk to him via vid conference let me know that’s not where anyone wants to be.  I know he’s only in the county jail but to someone that has never been locked up…Jail is Jail!”   Johnson’s plea deal was rejected last week after he patted his male attorney on the butt inside a Florida court room.  Johnson’s deal with prosecutors was for community service and counseling to resolve a probation violation from his no-contest plea last year to battery on his then-wife, Evelyn Lozada, but it was rejected by Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh last week after Johnson gave his attorney a backside pat.  The Honorable McHugh did not enjoy such a stunt and decided Johnson was not taking his violation very seriously, stating “this isn’t a joke,” also raising questions about his sincerity.  This resulted in Johnson receiving a 30-day jail sentence.  Adam Swickle, Johnson’s attorney, asked McHugh last week to reconsider the sentence, saying the backside pat was merely Johnson’s way of showing appreciation for his attorney’s work on the case.   With celebrities or anyone, you have to understand that people celebrate and show appreciation in different ways.  I understand that a court room might not have been the right place to show that type of appreciation, but he was excited, which doesn’t take away from his sincerity.  I can’t imagine Lindsay Lohan being in front of the Honorable Judge McHugh.  Either way, prosecutors say they’ll leave Johnson’s sentence up to McHugh, who presides over Broward County domestic violence cases and a hearing has been set for Monday.
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