BROWARD COUNTY, Florida - Former NFL football player Chad Johnson AKA Chad Ochocinco walked out of the Broward Country Jail after only serving 7 days of a 30 day sentence.
According to an inside source (no pun intended) Ochocinco was let out early because he behaved himself and did not try to escape, join a prison gang, or refuse to make license plates.
In fact, according to one of the jail guards the 35-year-old actually became a professional at making Florida license plates.
He captured the prison's all-time record for having made the most vehicle license tags in one hour (14).
The former Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins star was originally sentenced to serve 30 days after Judge Kathleen "No Humor" McHugh caught him butt slapping his attorney during court proceedings.
Ochocinco was in court to answer charges of using his former wife reality TV star Evelyn Lozada as an unwilling sparring partner.
He is also alleged to have stolen a very expensive Shetland pony.
Upon leaving the prison facility Ochocinco said that he is a changed man and when he gets a new lady friend he will treat her with respect and will not use her as a punching bag like he did with Evie (Lozada).
He also said that he is going to stop cussing, drinking, using the "F" word, the "B" word, and especially the "SOB" words.
SIDENOTE: The talk coming out of Tinsel Town is that Chad is being considered to be one of next season's American Idol judges.