ian richards & chad johnson

Judge Ian Richards and Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson

*When Chad “Headbutt” Johnson goes before the Broward County judge assigned to hear his domestic violence case, he might want to be on his best behavior

You see, da judge,  Ian Richards has a history of not being down with foolishness with those who come before his bench.

Richards, who’s from the same tough Liberty City neighborhood of Miami where Johnson grew up, made news in 2009 because of his unorthodox restoring of order in his courtroom.

At the time, the 37-year-old Richards didn’t hesitate to jump over his bench to tackle a suspect. The man attacked his girlfriend during a domestic violence hearing at the Fort Lauderdale courthouse, and Richards threw himself between them as the suspect was about to hit his victim.

The whole thing was caught on surveillance tape:

Johnson’s first date with Richards is scheduled for September 13.

Hmm, now that we think about it, they are around the same age and from the same hood, too … nah, we won’t go there. 🙂

Read/learn more at Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra.