Johnson Claims Jail Was Good for Him

Published on 18-Jun-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Johnson Claims Jail Was Good for Him

They say jail can change a person.

Who knew that person was Chad Johnson?

According to the wayward wide receiver, he saw the light in jail and claims he was grateful to the judge who put him behind bars.

Johnson said everyone has been trying to tell him to slow down, but it took the judge in his case to finally get him to take a long look at his life.

"No one has been able to do it, not even my parents," he said. "I thank [Judge Kathleen McHugh]. Everything she did was justified."

Judge McHugh stated the reason why she sent Johnson to jail in the first place was because she thought he didn't take the proceedings seriously enough

And she also said that Johnson failed to appreciate "the gift of probation." You think Chad does now?

You would be nice to a judge, too if she sent you to jail for seven days, but I'm sure that had nothing to do with Chad apologizing for cutting up in the court room last week.

Johnson also continues to claim he wants to play in the NFL one more time, but again, I'm sure it had nothing -- nothing at all -- to do with being $46,000 in debt and needing to pay child support. He just misses the game. Right.

We'll see how this new, humbled Chad Johnson plays in the NFL.

My guess is that some team somewhere will buy this like people are buying Kerry Rhodes being Kim Kardashian's baby daddy.