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Chad Johnson’s probation hearing postponed a week

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Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson will have to wait another week to find out whether he’ll be going to jail.

Johnson recently was arrested after failing to meet with his probation officer.  It’s one of the key terms of the arrangement that kept him out of prison after he pleaded no contest last year to assaulting his former wife, in an incident that got him fired by the Dolphins.

Via the Associated Press, a hearing on the question of whether Johnson’s probation will be revoked has been postponed from today until next Monday, June 10.  Prosecutors intend to request jail time for Johnson.

Johnson claims that the failure to meet with the probation officer was a misunderstanding.

Since being cut by the Dolphins in the aftermath of the incident, Johnson has drawn no interest from any NFL team.

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13 Responses to “Chad Johnson’s probation hearing postponed a week”
  1. walker615 says: Jun 3, 2013 2:38 PM

    Sad. Love the guy, but what on earth are you thinking dude? Get it together.

    I unfollowed him on twitter since all he seems to do these days is pose for pics with women.

  2. MichaelWrites says: Jun 3, 2013 2:39 PM

    …as long as he doesn’t headbutt his probation officer…

  3. fanofevilempire says: Jun 3, 2013 2:48 PM

    He missed a meeting with his probation officer, I guess crime in Miami Dade is very low.

  4. jakescott13 says: Jun 3, 2013 2:52 PM

    Chad Johnson spends a few weeks in training camp with the Dolphins and every one of his stories shows up on their blotter??

  5. finbukake says: Jun 3, 2013 2:58 PM

    Will he be wearing a HOF jacket to the hearing?

  6. godofwine330 says: Jun 3, 2013 3:29 PM

    This is sad for Chad because he is a nice guy. I don’t think he had any idea he would be out of the NFL this soon. I don’t know if he was financially prepared for it, though I hope he is. It is difficult for players who grew up without anything to suddenly come into hundreds of thousands and then millions of dollars with no knowledge of how to deal with:

    1: Being able to buy everything you want
    2: Begger friends/parents/siblings/relatives and hangers on
    3: Learning how to save

    This isn’t just athletes. I blew my entire 4 year enlistment money on God knows what and left with only a few thousand saved which went quick. With athletes making more money in their 20′s and early 30′s than the rest of their lives COMBINED it is a hard lesson.

  7. pskotte says: Jun 3, 2013 3:32 PM

    Chad, please.

  8. mazblast says: Jun 3, 2013 3:42 PM

    I don’t understand why judges allow these hearings to be continued so often. Both sides knew the court date, the judge should make it clear–”Get your act together and be ready, we are going ON THAT DATE, and if you’re not ready, too freaking bad, I know how to grant a summary judgment.”

  9. bigpap says: Jun 3, 2013 3:48 PM

    He shoulda stayed in Cincy.

    The bengals and marvin are seemingly well equipped to deal with players who might have some outside the lines issues.

  10. badintent says: Jun 3, 2013 3:56 PM

    Does he have to race a horse again ………………or a jackass like him ?

  11. nygiantstones says: Jun 3, 2013 4:17 PM

    Isn’t there an expiration period rule on posting articles about NFL players after they haven’t played in the NFL for an X number of years?

  12. onbucky96 says: Jun 3, 2013 6:38 PM

    Chad OchoClinko…

  13. South Fort says: Jun 7, 2013 12:41 PM

    How many games did this guy play for the Dolphins? Was he the invisible force to reckon with on the field?

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