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    Chad Johnson Arrested After Appearing in Court for Alleged Probation Violation

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    Chad Johnson is behind bars.

    The former NFL star found himself locked up this morning after he appeared in a Broward County courtroom for allegedly violating probation, NBC 6 in South Florida reports.

    A warrant had been issued for Johnson on May 7 because he failed to report to his probation officer regarding his domestic violence case.

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    In court on Monday, Johnson said he "didn't do anything on purpose" and insisted that his missed probation meeting was simply a "misunderstanding."

    However, it seems Judge Kathleen McHugh wasn't convinced and ordered Johnson into Broward County Sheriff's Office custody under $1,000 bond. Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Johnson for 60 days.

    A final hearing on probation violation has been set for June 3.

    Johnson pleaded no contest in September to misdemeanor battery stemming from a fight with his now ex-wife, Evelyn Lozada, that allegedly turned physical. He was sentenced to 12 months' probation and ordered to spend 26 weeks in battery-intervention counseling.

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