Chad Johnson's Good Day (Freedom!) Turns into a Bad Day (TMZ!)
There was a time when Chad Johnson actually co-hosted a reality show. In 2010, the then-Bengal wide receiver collaborated with teammate Terrell Owens on a six-episode train wreck called The T. Ocho Show.
In 2012, Chad Johnson married a VH-1 reality television star named Evelyn Lozada, and there was a reality television show on the drawing board for the two of them until an argument ensued over a stray condom discovered in Johnson's vehicle, at which point Johnson allegedly dealt a very real head butt to Lozada's dome.
And that was the end of their reality television show on VH-1.
For a guy seemingly surrounded by so much reality, Chad Johnson lives a very unreal life.
As it turns out, a show on VH-1 may not be necessary to allow us to watch Chad Johnson go careening off the cliff of life. It appears that Court TV, Twitter, TMZ and the immediate news cycle we live in will cobble together the story for us.
Earlier this week, the latest episode aired.
So just to go into full-on "television voice guy" mode, ahem...previously on the "Chad Johnson Free Fall":
Chad Johnson Goes To Jail For An Ass Slap!
We covered this chapter of Ocho in depth last week, Zapruder style. Say what you want to about the judge overreacting, but the facts remain:
1. Chad Johnson isn't on probation if he doesn't allegedly head-butt his wife. (More on this in a second.)
2. Chad Johnson isn't in court that day if he doesn't violate his probation by missing three meetings with his probation officer. THREE.
3. Chad Johnson doesn't go to county jail if he just keeps from slapping his attorney on the ass like a clown.
So Johnson's brief incarceration is 99.9999% on Chad Johnson, and 0.0001% on an overzealous judge. I am unwavering in my belief on this.
And as it turns out, if the judge was looking to get her message across to Johnson, it looks like it succeeded, as he appeared to be contrite in court on Monday when the judge allowed him to leave county jail after having served seven days of his original 30-day sentence: