Former Miami Dolphin wide receiver Chad Johnson is a free man.

On Monday, Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh said Johnson could be released from jail and would not have to finish out the 30 day sentence she gave him last week.

McHugh handed down the sentence after Johnson, 35, slapped his attorney on the backside in court during a hearing. Johnson was in court because of a probation violation stemming from a domestic altercation he had with his then-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada. Johnson was cut by the Miami Dolphins after that altercation.

Johnson’s attorney Adam Swickle said the rear-end slap was not disrespect but was a football player’s way of saying thanks.

The probation violation hearing has now been set for October 16th. In the mean time, Johnson will still have to go to anger management therapy for two hours a week and has to perform 25 hours of community service.