Last fall, former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson plead no contest to misdemeanor domestic battery after allegedly head-butting his wife just one month after their wedding. Johnson received one year of probation for the charge, and was cut by the Miami Dolphins.
Now, Johnson is back in court after violating the terms of his parole. According to a TMZ report, Johnson did not check in with his probation officer for two straight months and failed to show that he was enrolled in a domestic violence education class. A warrant for Johnson’s arrest was issued by Broward County last Thursday.
In a video of Johnson’s courtroom appearance, the 35-year-old wide receiver described his behavior as a “total misunderstanding” between himself and his probation officer. The judge, however, took issue with the pace at which Johnson was completing his domestic violence classes, saying that he should have been done with them in March. Johnson’s bail has been set at $1,000.