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Jets Running Back Chris Johnson Arrested on Gun Charge

January 12, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Jets Running Back Chris Johnson Arrested on Gun Charge

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Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested after a Florida cop saw the handle of a gun between the running back’s feet during a traffic stop, police said Saturday.

Johnson, 29, was pulled over around 8:55 p.m. Friday by Orlando police after the athlete failed to come to a halt at a stop sign, cops said.

That’s when the cop saw the weapon.

Johnson has a license to carry a weapon in Florida, but was arrested because he was doing so openly, according to ProFootballTalk.

He was charged with open carrying of a firearm, a second-degree misdemeanor.

“We are aware and have no comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter,” a team spokesperson said in a statement.

Johnson signed as a free agent last offseason but was largely disappointing, rushing for 663 yards on 155 attempts.

This is the second time in recent weeks that a Jets player was arrested on a weapons charge — linebacker Jermaine Cunningham was arrested on Dec. 29 on several charges, including illegally transporting a handgun.

From the NY Daily News

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