Former Miami Dolphins player Chad Johnson has been making headlines quite frequently lately and not for good reasons. Just yesterday we reported that the athlete-turned-reality star was crying broke to family court, pleading wit the judge to lower his child support payments. Now, we’ve learned that he’s been arrested for violating the guidelines of his probation.
According to courtroom footage recovered by TMZ, Johnson failed to report to his probation officer on multiple occasions and was taking too long to complete his court-ordered batterer intervention classes.
In the video, Chad can be seen pleading with the judge, expressing that he wouldn’t blatantly disobey his probation officer, but she wasn’t buying it.
“It was a total misunderstanding… I’m not sure how that got misconstrued, but I wouldn’t blatantly not show up. I was doing everything I was supposed to do. I haven’t had any problems. I haven’t been in any trouble. I didn’t do any of this on purpose,” Chad calmly told the judge.
The judge, however, proceeded to question why it’s taken him over seven months to complete his 26-week batterer intervention program.
In the end, the judge determined that 35-year-old Johnson was in violation of his probation and ordered that he be arrested and jailed. According to reports, bond has been set at $1,000. Although it’s only Monday, it might be safe to say that he’s officially having the worst week ever.
Turn the page for footage from Chad’s court appearance.