Keyshawn Johnson Arrested for Domestic Violence

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says retired NFL player Keyshawn Johnson, 41, was jailed briefly after a report of a domestic violence dispute involving his girlfriend.

A Sheriff’s Department statement says deputies were called to Johnson’s residence in Calabasas, California at 12:48 a.m. Monday April 21 “regarding a possible spousal assault.” Deputies determined the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute, according to the sheriff’s statement. “The ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of the resident for misdemeanor domestic battery.” The department identified the resident asJohnson.

Johnson Released After Posting $20,000 Bond

According to sheriff’s spokesman Chad Watters, Johnson was released from the Lost Hills sheriff’s station after he posted a $20,000 bond. Domestic violence misdemeanors are treated very seriously. While penalties vary from state to state, most misdemeanor charges result in either fines or jail time of up to one year.

Keyshawn Johnson’s Career

Johnson became an ESPN sports analyst after his career as a wide end receiver came to an end in 2007. Johnson played for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. Johnson released the following statement:

“I would like to apologize to my family, friends, fans, colleagues and, of course, to Jennifer for what happened last night at my home in Calabasas,” Johnson said. “Though the true facts will come out as part of the legal process, I can say now, without hesitation, that I did not hit, grab or strike Jennifer, nor would I ever touch her or any woman in anger. I am cooperating with the authorities and will continue to do so to ensure that this personal matter is fairly and expediently resolved.”

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