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Jets running back Chris Johnson was charged and booked in his native Orlando, Florida, on Friday on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of open carrying of weapons/firearms, according to the online records of the Orange County Clerk of Courts.
Orlando Police Department Sergeant Wanda Ford confirmed to NFL Media that Johnson was arrested Friday night.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the 29-year-old was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign, per a source close to the player. The police officer asked to search his car. Johnson cooperated, as he had nothing to hide. The police found his licensed and registered firearm under a book bag under his seat instead of locked up in the car.
The running back just capped off a disappointing season in New York with the Jets.
The timing is obviously not fortuitous for Johnson, who will have a new general manager in the coming weeks; one that will decide whether to bring him back.
What do you think this means?: "police found his licensed and registered firearm under a book bag under his seat"
Florida doesn't require licensing and registration. If it was registered in NY, how did he get the gun to Florida without breaking other rules along the way?
In any case, he had just about all the requirements for getting arrested immediately for a gun crime: dreadlocks, neck tattoos, being black.