Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson is back with the team today after traveling to Texas to be with his family following the death of his sister and wounding of his mother in a shooting.
Johnson did not speak to the media, but Raiders coach Hue Jackson told reporters that Johnson wanted to be back around his teammates.
“Some people like to mourn in a different way,” Jackson said, via CSNBayArea.com. “I think some guys like to be around their teammates and practice playing football because it takes your mind away from that. It was great to see him here. I know he’s having a tough day, but the thing about him, he’s tough. He’s got his brothers here to lean on. The whole team, we’re going to wrap our arms around him, and take care of him, and love on him and get him to where he needs to be while he helps us attain our goal, which is winning a football game.”
Johnson’s sister Jennifer Johnson was killed, and their mother Della Johnson was injured, in a shooting on Monday. Eugene Esters, the father of Jennifer Johnson’s 2-year-old, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.