Chad Johnson, previously known as Chad Ochocinco, has had no shortage of interesting and controversial moments in his career and personal life, but he may well have hit a new low.
The former wide receiver, who played his best football with the Cincinnati Bengals, was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment for violating his probation on a previous charge of domestic violence.
Ochocinco reportedly head-butted former wife, Evelyn Lozada, in August 2012 following a dispute between the couple, who at the time had been married only a month.
Lozada, who is famous following her appearance on American reality TV show "Basketball Wives" with former husband Antoine Walker, filed for divorce as soon as possible, leading to their immediate separation.
The incident impacted heavily on his professional career as well, with Ochocinco being released by Miami Dolphin's head coach Joe Philbin without playing a single game for the Florida franchise in the 2012/13 season, only a month after being signed.
Ochocinco was set to get away with community service and counselling in place of jail time, but when asked if he was satisfied with the work of his lawyer, Adam Swickle, giving the attorney an encouraging pat on the posterior proved to be the wrong move for the six-time Pro Bowler.
At this point, the judge angrily rejected the proposal that kept the 35-year-old from going behind bars, claiming that it was "not the first time" Ochocinco had acted out in her courtroom.
It seems that Chad Johnson's best playing days are behind him, having set no less than seven franchise records relating to receptions including most receiving yards in a game, a season and all time, most touchdown receptions in a game and all time, and the most receptions of any Bengal ever.
Johnson also won the AFC conference in his only season with the New Englad Patriots, but only started three games, getting 15 receptions for 276 yards across the whole season.
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