Chad Johnson continues to serve his 30-day jail sentence for violating the terms of his probation in a domestic violence case, a sentence he was handed after the judge denied a plea deal because Johnson slapped his attorney's back side.
Former teammates and even some in the legal community have come out in support of the former Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins wide receiver. On Saturday, Johnson had a visitor: fellow former NFL receiver-turned-reality-star Terrell Owens.
Just visited the homie @ochocinco. He's in good spirits, he needs a haircut already tho. Lol. He sends his best regards to everyone.â Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) June 15, 2013
That was the 1st time ever visiting someone in jail & hopefully the last. That's not a place anyone wants to be regardless of how many days.â Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) June 15, 2013
I really didn't know what to expect but to see the homie locked up is a very humbling experience, to talk to him via vid conference let meâ Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) June 15, 2013
know that's not where anyone wants to be. I know he's only in the county jail but to someone that has never been locked up...Jail is Jail!â Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) June 15, 2013
Considering how similar their off-field antics have been in recent years -- we won't even begin to compare their on-field attributes, which aren't close -- it must be interesting for T.O. to see his friend behind bars because of one of the clown-like things he's done.
Owens, like Johnson, says he still wants to play in the NFL. While neither likely will get that chance again, his response to visiting Johnson in prison at least tells us he's going to do whatever he can to make sure the roles aren't reversed one day.
UPDATE: Johnson was immediately released from jail after apologizing to the judge Monday. He spent seven days in jail.
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