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Ochocinco Arrested: Chad Johnson Violated Probation, Is Behind Bars (Video)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:59 AM

By Megan Anderle

Former NFL star Chad Johnson, also known as Ochocinco, has been arrested in Florida after a judge determined he violated his probation stemming from his 2012 domestic violence arrest, according to TMZ.

A warrant was issued for Johnson's arrest on May 7 after he failed to report to his probation officer on two separate occasions and failed to show proof of completion in the domestic violence education class, the "Batterers Intervention Program."

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On Tuesday, a Broward County judge found Chad Johnson, 35, to be in violation of his probation and ordered him arrested and jailed.

Chad Johnson called the violation of his terms a "total misunderstanding" and insisted he "didn't do anything on purpose."

"As far as the warrant, it caught me off guard. I was under the impression the last time I was here all I had to do was my classes. Obviously I didn’t have much knowledge," he pleaded in court.

Last September, Ochocinco was sentenced to 12 months' probation and ordered to spend 26 weeks in battery-intervention counseling.

Judge Kathleen McHugh wasn't buying Chad Johnson's claim that he was unaware of his terms.

"As of March 25, he only completed 19 classes. He should be done by now. He still has 7 classes left," McHugh said in court.

McHugh ordered Chad Johnson into Broward County Sheriff's Office custody under $1,000 bond. Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Johnson for 60 days.

A final hearing on probation violation has been set for June 3, according to E! Online.

In September, Johnson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery stemming from a fight with his now ex-wife, Evelyn Lozada, that allegedly turned physical.

Separate from his probation violation, Johnson was dealing with his lawyers on Monday as well, when he asked for a reduction in his child support, according to the Hollywood Gossip.

Chad Johnson agreed to pay $5,420 per month to support his child with Andrea Pearson back in March 2012, when he was earning $66,000 monthly as a wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins.

Johnson was released from the Dolphins in August 2012 following his domestic violence arrest. He subsequently lost all of his endorsements as well. He has been unemployed for almost a year now.

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