Here's the video
Chad Ochocinco Johnson Slaps Lawyer on the Butt, Sent to Jail 30 Days (via Robert Littal)
Because stupid NFL players do stuff like this all the time I figure I'll go into just what Chad Johnson has done (criminal contempt)
Definition of Criminal Contempt: A person who interrupts the court proceeding or misbehaves in front of the judge to the extent that the court cannot go forward with the proceeding is in direct or criminal contempt of court. When the judge finds a person in criminal contempt of court, that person does not get a trial. He or she goes directly to jail for a length of time set by the judge and is not entitled to an attorney or even a trial because the judge directly witnessed the contempt of court.
So Chad Johnson slapping his lawyer's rear end = Misbehavior to the extent that the court cannot go forward with the proceeding; wasn't it over with they were just leaving the court room?
-Criminal Contempt charges give a judge way TOO much power. It can be really over anything, Although one must usually be given the opportunity to correct the mistake; did Chad Johnson continue to slap his lawyer's ass regardless? If not were is the oversight to correct this misuse of power? Oh, there isn't any? Criminal contempt needs to be vastly curtailed.
---Anyhow, legal junk aside.... Aren't we glad we got Jerome Simposon and not this guy or the other guy with the weird name that went to Seattle.... And for that matter What is it with Bengals recievers that they pretty much suck when they leave Cincinnati?