(Fort Lauderdale, FL)  --  Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson is out of jail.  Johnson's immediate release was ordered after a Florida Circuit Court Judge accepted his apology Monday for slapping his attorney on the rear in court last week. 

The former "Ochocinco" was to have served a 30-day term after the judge initially rejected his plea deal to avoid jail time on a probation violation.  Johnson said he was sorry for disrespecting the court and had time to reflect on his mistakes.