Tank Johnson is Free
So it’s about a day until the Bears and Colts embark for Miami to enjoy the media hump fest that is the week of the Super Bowl. I’m not sure whether or not this is a good thing or a bad thing, but Bears DT Tank Johnson will be taking time out from his busy schedule of brandishing guns, sharpening knives, and rolling blunts, to make the trip.
For a guy with a rap sheet longer than Mike McKenzie’s hair, you have to wonder how he’s allowed to play in the game. Think about it, Tank has been arrested 3 times in the past 18 months (which I guess is tame in comparison to Chris Henry). His charges include a scuffle with a police officer, a misdemeanor weapons charge, and most recently, 10 counts of possession of firearms without proper ID.
That being the case, how the heck was he let off? Why is he allowed to go to Miami on vacation while awaiting trial for some serious offenses?
Why don’t we turn to Assistant State’s Attorney Rick Cenar for some answers. According to Cenar, Tank is allowed to go play because the trip is “work-related.” Additionally, Cenar noted,
“Quite frankly we treated the defendant Mr. Johnson like any other defendant.”
Right, he was treated like any other defendant. Just check out the pictures below and you’ll understand that the treatment by the law enforcement officials in Illinois wasn’t at all preferential.
See officer (presumed Bears fan) congratulate Tank
See officer pat Tank on back and wish him well in Super Bowl
Uh huh, that’s what I thought.