Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson is learning firsthand that’s it’s not good to miss a court date.
According to theJasmineBrand, the former NFL football star’s no-show at a recent court hearing has resulted in a judge ordering his mansion to be sold off at public auction.
Court records reveal that the Florida-based mansion will be sold to the highest bidder at the event, which scheduled for April 15th.
The foreclosure stems from a lawsuit from the Long Lake Ranches West Homeowners Association in Broward County, Florida Court. The association accused Johnson of owing them more than $3,500 in fees and costs related to his Davie, Florida home. As a result, the association demanded the court to allow them to evict Johnson out of the mansion and foreclose on the property as well as sell it off at public auction to get the money owed from the sale off the home.
The mansion, which Johnson bought in 2005 for $1,365,000, is notable for being where Johnson was arrested for domestic violence arrest with his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.
In December (2015), the homeowners association filed a motion for default judgment in light of Johnson’s constant disregard of the case for several months despite being served with legal papers. In addition, the motion included a request to allow the association to kick Johnson out of his home and sell the residence off at auction as soon as possible.
From there, the judge set a hearing for March 2 (2016) in Broward County Court.
If Johnson had appeared for the hearing, the judge would have heard his argument to counter the association’s claims. Nevertheless, the former “Dancing with the Stars” competitor and NFL wide receiver was nowhere to found, prompting the judge to grant the association’s motion for default judgment and closed the case.
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