Former NFL receiver and world-renowned butt-slapper Chad Johnson couldn’t even wait 24 hours after being released from jail before putting his mug back in front of a camera, so he appeared on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning.
Johnson used the appearance to once again to apologize everyone, while making one final pitch to land on an NFL roster.
“I think everyone deserves a second chance,” Johnson said, via NFL. “Many would say I might not deserve it. I would like to finish my career the right way. I don’t want the last thing to be remembered, ‘Well Chad was cut from the Dolphins for an incident he had with his wife.’ I would love to grace the football field one more time and to help some team. I’m not injured; there is nothing wrong with me. I’ve learned my lesson, especially after those past seven days.”
Johnson says that he now understands that he needs to take things more seriously and that he should make sure to focus on what is most important of his life, which are the two things he has lost in the past two years.
“Usually situations like this usually break people,” he said. “I wouldn’t allow anything to break me so I try to continue to be my same positive self and I think with me being Chad it kinda made the judge feel I wasn’t being serious about the situation. But trust me, I understood exactly what I did and lost two of the things I loved the most at that time. (Football and wife)”
We just hope that Johnson can find a way to make some money, before his money issues become the next thing to land in jail.
Johnson is a quality guy and someone who genuinely has a good spirit. That mistake he made last summer may have cost him the last shot he truly had at landing on an NFL roster, but at least he remains in positive spirits.