But according to TMZ, he was popped this morning in South Florida … after a Broward County judge determined the ex-NFL star violated his probation stemming from his 2012 domestic violence bust.
The warrant had actually been issued for Johnson’s arrest earlier this month after he failed to report to his probation officer on 2 occasions. He made matters worse because he failed to show proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class.
The former NFLer’s probation stemmed from his now infamous (head-butting) domestic violence conviction involving ex-wife Evelyn Lozada last year.
TMZ says Johnson has already appeared in court over his alleged probation violation — and earlier this morning, the judge determined Chad WAS in violation and ordered him to be arrested and jailed.
*Young Scooter, a rapper who has collaborated with Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and Chief Keef, was reportedly arrested in the ATL following a traffic stop.
The artist was pulled over on Monday for driving on a suspended license.
The 27 year old, real name Kenneth Edward Bailey, was later taken into custody and booked at a jail in DeKalb County for violating his 2012 probation, according to Complex.com.
Mystikal performs during the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Day 6 presented by Shell at The Fair Grounds Race Course on May 7, 2011 in New Orleans
*Mystikal is back in familiar territory.
The New Orleans rapper has checked into prison to begin an 81-day sentence relating to a 2010 probation violation.
The artist, born Michael Tyler, pleaded guilty to sexual battery and extortion in 2004 after forcing his stylist to perform sex acts and he was sentenced to six years in prison for the crime.
He was sprung in January 2010 and placed on five years probation, but he violated that order on Feb. 22 when he was taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. In April, the 41 year old was ordered to serve 90 days behind bars for the crime.
Today, he arrived at a Louisiana prison to begin his punishment. He’ll serve 81 days in total – with nine days credit for time already served.
*Former NBA star Isaiah “J.R.” Rider was arrested in Arizona on Tuesday for a probation violation and detained on a no-bail hold in a Maricopa County jail. But during his appearance in court, he was clueless as to what he did to get there. [Scroll down to watch.]
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Rider violated his probation by failing to complete his probation requirements — which included 100 hours of community service, (he only did 10), completion of domestic violence classes, submitting to a urinalysis test and paying fines.
Rider’s probation officer said in court papers that Rider’s “failure to participate in treatment after so many opportunities appears to reinforce his lack of intent to successfully complete probation.”
Police also believe Rider is a flight risk and want to keep him behind bars, TMZ reports. Rider is due back in court on Oct. 11.
*TMZ is reporting that T.I. was released from an Atlanta halfway house in the wee hours this morning after spending 10 months in federal prison for a probation violation.
The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was arrested in September 2010 in Los Angeles on drug charges. He was sentenced to 11 months in prison for violating the terms of the probation he received after he was convicted of federal firearms charges.
He was released from an Arkansas prison and sent to the halfway house on Aug. 31, put back in federal lock-up over a dispute with prison officials, and then returned to the halfway house Sept. 15.
According to TMZ, T.I. left the halfway house just after midnight “with no fanfare — no tour bus, no documentary producers — simply getting into a chauffeur-driven SUV and leaving.”
*Trouble-prone rapper DMX is a free man once again.
The artist, real name Earl Simmons, was released from a state prison in Yuma today after serving seven months for a probation violation.
DMX was supposed to leave last week, but had his release date pushed back after allegedly committing seven disciplinary infractions during his incarceration.
His immediate plan is to see his family and resume work on his new album. He told Allhiphop.com upon release, “I’m feeling good… feeling really good. I spoke to my daughter, I just got off the phone with my wife… I’m going to go see my daughter while the sun is up then I’m going to be in the studio, man.”