Chris Johnson arrested for open carrying of a firearm
New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested on Friday night in his hometown of Orlando, Fla. for open carrying of a firearm.
Johnson has a license to carry a firearm in Florida, but open carrying is illegal. He was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor. Erika Esola shared a photo of some of the arrest paperwork on Twitter:
— Erika Esola (@emesola) January 10, 2015
Pro Football Talk also confirmed the report.
Johnson’s fall from grace has been well documented over the past few seasons. His career has consistently gone downhill since he rushed for over 2,000 yards with the Tennessee Titans in 2009. In his first season with the Jets, Johnson rushed for just 663 yards on 155 attempts. You could tell from some of the remarks he made that Johnson was frustrated with the way things went.
The 2014 season marked the first time in Johnson’s seven-year career that he did not eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark.