After consulting with several lawyers, I realized that when plea deals are reached, it is standard procedure for the judge to ask the defendant if they are satisfied with the assistance of their attorney. It wasn’t a wise question, and Chad Johnson responded in a way that’s unacceptable in court. He should have just said, “Yes”, and that would have been the end of it.
Still, rejecting the plea deal and throwing Johnson in jail because he gave his attorney a butt-tap is ridiculous. It’s understandable the judge is annoyed, but to change everything based on one small act was taking the situation too far.
**Chad Johnson’s former teammate with the Bengals Terrell Owens visited Johnson in jail today. According to Owens, Johnson is in good spirits and needs a haircut.