Chad Johnson, most recently of the Miami Dolphins, wants to make an NFL comeback with any team after serving seven days in jail of a 30-day sentence.
Johnson was attempting to enter a plea deal after violating his probation over a domestic violence case when he slapped his attorteny on the butt, resulting in laughter from onlookers and outrage from the judge, who then sentenced him to 30 days in jail (h/t NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal).
Well, Johnson is fresh out of jail after serving just seven days thanks to his heartfelt apology he issued the judge. He joined ABC’s “Good Morning America” Tuesday and told the world he wants another shot at the NFL so that his court issues are not the last thing fans remember him by (h/t NFL.com’s Kevin Patra):
“I think everyone deserves a second chance,” Johnson said. “Many would say I might not deserve it. I would like to finish my career the right way. I don’t want the last thing to be remembered, ‘Well, Chad was cut from theDolphins for an incident he had with his wife.’ I would love to grace the football field one more time and to help some team. I’m not injured; there is nothing wrong with me. I’ve learned my lesson, especially after those past seven days.”
Johnson also went on to say the incident in the courtroom was not a case of his ego shining through:
“Situations like this usually break people,” he said. “I wouldn’t allow anything to break me, so I try to continue to be my same positive self. And I think with me being Chad, it kind of made the judge feel I wasn’t being serious about the situation. But trust me, I understood exactly what I did and lost two of the things I loved the most at that time (football and his ex-wife).”
We’ll leave it up to you to decide if Johnson is telling the truth.
The important thing to note here is Chad wants back in the NFL. At 35 years of age and his prior two stints with the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins failing in a big way, Johnson’s chances of making it back in the league seem slim to none.
We all know that won’t stop him.
If Johnson can’t find his way back into the league he’ll be confined to watching from the sidelines with a good friend in Terrell Owens.
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