Gun Charges against Chris Johnson Dropped after Thug Shoots Him

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Gun charges against NFL player Chris Johnson have been dropped in light of the fact that he has a carry license for the weapons he had in his possession.

Johnson formerly played with Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets, and is now a free agent. The speedy running back is one of seven players to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single NFL season.

According to SB Nation, Johnson was pulled over in Florida on January 9 after failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Officers found two guns in his car and charged with him with a second degree misdemeanor for the guns.

His charges have now been dropped because Johnson “had a license to carry the weapons.” He entered a plea of “not guilty” when first charged.

In a separate incident, Johnson was “shot in the shoulder” in the early morning hours of March 8 in Orlando. He was in a car that was targeted for unknown reasons. The driver of the car was killed, while Johnson and another passenger were wounded.

In the last decade, assailants shot and killed retired quarterback Steve McNair, cornerback Darrent Williams, and safety Sean Taylor. An intruder shot the Redskins safety, armed only with a machete, after a judge barred his ownership of firearms over an earlier conviction involving a beatdown Taylor inflicted, as he possessed a gun, on an alleged thief.

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