Former NFL star CHAD JOHNSON . . . a.k.a. Chad Ochocinco . . . was in a Florida courtroom finalizing a plea agreement for a probation violation . . . and sources say it was a pretty sweet deal for him. But he messed it up royally.


The judge asked him if he was happy with his attorney, and he said yes. Then she agreed with him and started praising his lawyer, so Chad thought it would be cool to give the guy a congratulatory pat on the backside. Hey, that’s what Football Players do..

Everyone in the courtroom laughed, which made things even worse. The judge, who is legally blind, FLIPPED. She REFUSED to accept the deal. Instead, she ordered Chad to be CUFFED and taken to jail for 30 days.