NY Jets RB Chris Johnson arrested on gun charges in Orlando

Jets running back Chris Johnson is busted on misdemeanor gun charges in Florida Friday.
Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested Friday for open carrying of a firearm in Orlando, Fla., according to Orlando police.
Records indicated that it was a second-degree misdemeanor charge.
According to police, Johnson was stopped at 8:56 p.m. after failing to come to a halt at a stop sign. Police said that when the officer approached Johnson’s car he saw the handle of a firearm between the running back’s feet.
“We are aware and have no comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter,” a team spokesperson said in a statement with regard to the running back.
Johnson, 29, has a license to carry a weapon in Florida, ProFootballTalk reported, but was arrested because he was doing so openly.
Johnson signed as a free agent last offseason but was largely disappointing, rushing for 663 yards on 155 attempts. The Jets hold a team option on him for next season that they are unlikely to pick up.
This is the second time this week that word has come out that a Jets player was arrested on a weapons charge: LB Jermaine Cunningham was arrested on December 29 on several charges, including illegally transporting a handgun.
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