Chad Johnson Avoids Jail Time, Gets Hit with Probation

Posted Friday September 21, 2012 5:28 PM GMT

Narrowly avoiding time behind bars, Chad Johnson was sentenced to 12 months probation and a counseling course after agreeing to a plea deal in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday morning (September 21).

The former NFL receiver plead "no contest" to a charge of domestic battery after allegedly head-butting his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada on August 11t. The reported assault occurred during a domestic dispute over a receipt for condoms.

Chad will also be handing a large chunk of change to Evelyn after being ordered to pay restitution. Also, during his time on probation, the 34-year-old is not allowed to contact his ex.

Admitting that he's getting ready to enroll in anger management courses, Mr. Johnson told Inside the NFL on Wednesday night, “Right now I need to work on Chad."

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