Chad Johnson is out of jail way ahead of his 30-day sentence.
Johnson, whose playful slap of his lawyer’s backside landed him behind bars, had his prison sentence trimmed to seven days and was released after a hearing on Monday, according to The Associated Press.
The man formerly known as Ochocinco offered Broward County, Fla., Jude Kathleen McHugh, who slapped him with the sentence in the first place, a heartfelt apology during the hearing, which was the reason behind his release.
Johnson’s initial court appearance was a result of a probation violation, stemming from his altercation with ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.
Johnson hasn’t played in the NFL since a stint with the Patriots in 2011. He was released by the Dolphins during training camp last season.