Chris Johnson, New York Jets’ lead running back, visited an Orlando, Florida jail on Friday after being arrested for openly carrying a firearm. The second-degree misdemeanor happened in Johnson’s hometown.
What are Johnson’s Charges?
Pro Football Talk reports that Johnson has a concealed gun license and that his arrest was for open carrying. His arrest was confirmed by Orlando Police; however, the department did not provide further details. He was released on $250 bond.
Jets’ Spokesperson On Johnson’s Arrest
“We are aware and have no comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter,” a spokesperson for the Jets said.
Johnson is currently under contract with a two-year, $4 million deal with the Jets. During the 2014-2015 season Johnson had just two touchdowns, but rushed 155 times for 663 yards and caught 24 passes for 151 yards.
Will Johnson Play for the Jets Next Season?
Analysts didn’t expect the Jets to bring back Johnson for the 2015-2016 season before this incident and that he will likely be cut after the new season begins.
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