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Chad Johnson is in jail serving 30 days for violating his probation. (Photo by Getty Images)

Chad Johnson is in jail serving 30 days for violating his probation. He got a visit on Saturday from Terrell Owens.     (Photo by Getty Images)

Terrell Owens announced via his Twitter account on Saturday that he visited friend Chad Johnson in the Broward County, Fla., jail, saying it was a “humbling experience.”

Owens and Johnson played together as teammates with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. On his Twitter account, Owens said Johnson was in “good spirits.”

“Just visited the homie @ochocinco,” Owens wrote in a series of tweets. ”He’s in good spirits, he needs a haircut already tho. Lol. He sends his best regards to everyone.

That was the 1st time ever visiting someone in jail and hopefully the last. That’s not a place anyone wants to be regardless of how many days. I really didn’t know what to expect but to see the homie locked up is a very humbling experience to talk to him via vid conference. [Johnson] let me know that’s not where anyone wants to be. I know he’s only in the county jail but to someone that has never been locked up … Jail is Jail!”

Owens’ visit came less than a week after a much-publicized incident in which Johnson’s plea deal fell apart after he playfully slapped his attorney on the backside, angering Judge Kathleen McHugh.

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T.O. IS SOO RIGHT – JAIL IS JAIL FOR SOMEONE’S WHOSE NEVER BEEN BEFORE. WHAT A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE IT MUST BE FOR A FREE SPIRIT LIKE JOHNSON! I FEEL THE PUNISHMENT WAS TO EXTREME FOR A THIS SO CALLED ‘OFFENSIVE’

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS???

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