Per the Associated Press, attorney Adam Swickle filed a motion on Tuesday asking Judge McHugh to reconsider the decision  to reject a plea deal and incarcerate Johnson.
“Mr. Johnson has been a professional football player in the National Football League for 11 years and patting another individual on the backside is viewed as a sign of respect and gratitude ,” Swickle writes in the official paperwork. “It is clear that the court misinterpreted Mr. Johnson’s interaction with his attorney.”
Swickle also argues that the laughs from the audience were “not Mr. Johnson’s fault and he should not be punished for the actions of third parties.”
Source: Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk Chad Johnson Seeking Shorter Sentence by Blake Bass