MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Just when it seems like things couldn’t have gotten any worse for former Miami Dolphin Chad Johnson – it apparently has.
Last year, he was dropped by the Dolphins and got divorced. Last week, the wide receiver was sentenced to jail for violating his probation. Now, Johnson claims he is losing $45,000 a month, according to TMZ.
Johnson is no longer making the money he did at the peak of his NFL career. To off set costs, he’s been fighting to lower his child support payments.
The Miami native claimed to have only made $3,000 in April, according to TMZ, but that quickly disappeared after he paid a whopping $16,525 in child support.
That’s not all.
Johnson pays $9,063.24 in monthly mortgage payments, spends $2,500 on food, $2,650 on car expenses, buys at least $3,500 worth of clothes, $250 for his personal grooming, $5,000 on his entertainment needs and $1,000 on his pets along with various other expenses that total up to $31,154.76, according to TMZ. All together, he is in the hole at $45,982.76 a month.
Johnson still owns two houses, two cars, and a few bank accounts that put his assets at $4,720,672.57.
Last Monday, Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail during a court appearance to accept a plea deal for violating probation. Johnson infuriated the judge when he slapped his attorney on the behind. Although he apologized after the incident and said he meant no disrespect, in the end it was too little too late.
Johnson had been on probation since September 2012 after he cut a deal with prosecutors on charges he head-butted his then-wife, Evelyn Lozada, during an argument the month before. The six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and Lozada were divorced quickly thereafter.
After Johnson’s arrest, he was also cut by the Dolphins in a scene that was caught on camera by the HBO show “Hard Knocks.”
Johnson is set to appear in court on Monday to ask for a sentence reduction.
TMZ contributed material for this report.