Oakland Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson has left the team to be with family after his sister was killed and his mother was wounded in a shooting in Fort Worth, Texas.
Raiders coach Hue Jackson said he expects Johnson to be with the team on Sunday but is giving Johnson the time he needs.
“This is a game of football,” Jackson said. “The thing he’s dealing with is a game of life. We’ll get him back here pretty soon. Very, very tough situation that he’s dealing with. But the organization supports him, I support him, he’ll get back here and be ready to go.”
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 46-year-old Eugene Esters has been charged with murder and attempted murder for killing Jennifer Johnson and wounding her mother, Della Johnson. Esters is the father of Jennifer Johnson’s 2-year-old daughter.
The 2-year-old daughter was not present when the shooting took place, nor was Jennifer Johnson’s other child. Della Johnson is expected to survive.