Free-agent running back Chris Johnson faces a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an incident on April 9th in Tampa, Florida, according to online court records.
According to WFTS-TV:
Johnson’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on Johnson’s behalf in court on Thursday.
Johnson allegedly assaulted a valet at a club in Tampa, according to a police report cited by WFTS TV. The valet had a bloody nose and cut lip after the altercation, according to the police report. The running back, who played in four games for the Arizona Cardinals last season, was identified by the owner of the club and separately picked out of a lineup by the alleged victim.
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Chris Johnson, who is from Orlando, Florida, was released by the Cardinals in September last season. He told ESPN’s Josina Anderson in March that he isn’t ready to retire. This may have just retired the former fantasy stud.