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Patriots WR Ochocinco fined in Ohio court for traffic violation

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New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in Cincinnati hours after playing in the Super Bowl.

A Hamilton County court bailiff says the former Cincinnati Bengal pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of failure to display a driver's license during a July 21 traffic stop.

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Court documents show Ochocinco, who's listed under his former name Chad Johnson, was originally charged with driving with a suspended license and a window tint violation. The documents also state that his out- of-state driver's license was suspended. The bailiff says he has a valid license now.

The judge fined Ochocinco $200 and ordered him to pay $104 in court costs.

Ochocinco tweeted about his appearance Monday.

"Court appearance done in Cincinnati, having to appear in court for window tint being to [sic] dark is a bit extreme, nonetheless no jail time," he wrote.

Ochocinco's attorney says the court "record speaks for itself" and declined to comment further.

He had originally been scheduled to appear in December, but when he failed to be there, his date was postponed until Monday, according to WXIX TV in Cincinnati.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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