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Keyshawn Johnson arrested on domestic violence charge

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Former NFL player and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies went to Johnson’s home at 12:48 a.m. today after getting a call about a possible spousal assault.

“When deputies arrived, it was determined that the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute,” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told CBS Los Angeles.

Johnson was booked and released on $20,000 bail. CBS Los Angeles reports that Johnson is charged with misdemeanor spousal battery, while TMZ reports that Johnson is charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. TMZ’s report says Johnson smashed his ex-girlfriend’s phone, causing a gash to her hand.

Asked for comment, an ESPN spokesman told PFT, “We are aware and are looking into it.”

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  1. doe22us says: Apr 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    Nothing to see here folks he is just playing his role..

  2. tvguy22 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    “So what happened Keyshawn?”

    “She wouldn’t throw me the damn ball!”

  3. deepseabreeze says: Apr 21, 2014 1:19 PM

    No better than Justin Bieber

  4. drwbrsdmndsnxplntn says: Apr 21, 2014 1:19 PM

    I wonder if she was talking to other dudes on that phone

  5. dryzzt23 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:19 PM

    Fire him right now!

  6. whosgotitbetterthanruss says: Apr 21, 2014 1:20 PM

    C’MON MAN!


  7. sprest83 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:20 PM

    C’Mon man

  8. ninerboi says: Apr 21, 2014 1:20 PM

    How’d they get a picture of him calling his attorney already?

  9. chrisk61 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:20 PM

    give me the damn ball. yeah ok woman beater.

  10. jrobitzski says: Apr 21, 2014 1:20 PM

    C’mon man!

  11. p31squared says: Apr 21, 2014 1:21 PM

    Would be kind of funny if Bieber was the one who called the police …

  12. ravensfaninflorida says: Apr 21, 2014 1:21 PM

    When are you people gonna learn that when cooler heads can’t prevail to just walk away? Take a drive, take a walk, whatever. Just walk away.

  13. football025 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:21 PM

    Keyshawn C’mon man!

  14. kingmj4891 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:21 PM

    Not Surprised!

  15. jetslakersfan says: Apr 21, 2014 1:22 PM

    She got caught cheating. Lol

  16. wwwfella says: Apr 21, 2014 1:23 PM


  17. billybobyall says: Apr 21, 2014 1:23 PM

    Swell example for his 7-on-7 team he’s taking on college tours!

  18. DawgPound83 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:24 PM

    Key caught her leaving the Biebs house

  19. theclink12 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:24 PM

    I guess she didn’t give him the dam ball.

  20. flaccoishermanmunster says: Apr 21, 2014 1:24 PM

    ITS OK! Ask Deon.

  21. allhailkingflacco says: Apr 21, 2014 1:25 PM

    I guess she didn’t give him the damn ball.

  22. kingpel says: Apr 21, 2014 1:27 PM

    It is pretty sad when even retired football players working in the studio manage to get arrested. NFL really needs to stop enabling bad behavior and making excuses for guys just being dummies.

  23. staffordsyear says: Apr 21, 2014 1:31 PM


  24. dublindemonszfl says: Apr 21, 2014 1:31 PM

    Should have given him the damn ball.

  25. whatnojets says: Apr 21, 2014 1:31 PM

    Somehow, Bieber is involved in this…..

  26. kane337 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:32 PM

    $20k bail for smashing a phone? Wow!

  27. purpleguy says: Apr 21, 2014 1:32 PM

    Maybe he was on his way to interview Ray Rice.

  28. mugpush says: Apr 21, 2014 1:32 PM

    Was he a Bully?

  29. jpaq68 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:37 PM

    Looks like I’m too late commenting that she wouldn’t give him the damn ball and *instert Bieber crack here*.

  30. tee1227 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:37 PM

    Well Keyshawn, you cant blame Bieber for this one.

  31. kirburnicus says: Apr 21, 2014 1:38 PM

    If ESPN is aware and looking into it does that also mean that the NFL is gathering the facts?

  32. patriotsarespygaters says: Apr 21, 2014 1:38 PM

    dang it!!! nobody to hate on the patriots on espn countdown anymore

  33. steelerfanjo says: Apr 21, 2014 1:38 PM

    ESPN hires dirtbags, dirtbags will get in trouble.

  34. gibbskins9 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:40 PM

    ESPN form Fire him

  35. dchetz says: Apr 21, 2014 1:43 PM

    And right now, Justin Bieber is laughing his butt off!

  36. TeamBalco says: Apr 21, 2014 1:43 PM

    Nothing surprises me anymore, anyone can fumble, even during the offseason.

  37. bigballzchipkelly says: Apr 21, 2014 1:45 PM

    Typical t h u g

  38. bigballzchipkelly says: Apr 21, 2014 1:48 PM

    Just another t h u g like jaccpot, Darren sharper , ray rice. I’m noticing a theme here.

  39. packerbadger says: Apr 21, 2014 1:50 PM

    Bye bye ESPN contract. I’m waiting for Ray Lewis to lose another white suit…

  40. hawkstradamus says: Apr 21, 2014 1:51 PM

    Bankrupt in 5,4,3….

  41. shuttaman1990 says: Apr 21, 2014 1:53 PM

    The same guy that chased down Justin Bieber(he thought that was bieber, but it was the Rapper Tyler, The Creator driving) in a prius and complained about him is putting hands on a women?
    I ain’t hear Bieber putting hands on no women in his cribs?

    Couldn’t really care about Bieber cuz I don’t really listen to his music at all, but he’s a fellow Canadian.

    Keyshawn oh Keyshawn you know you done messed up right?

  42. mybrunoblog says: Apr 21, 2014 2:00 PM

    I’m not going to defend Johnson but know this. Most states have a zero tolerance for any victim of domestic crime that involves injury. That is to say if Johnson and his Girlfriend were arguing over a phone, he grabs the phone, breaks it and in doing so scratches or cuts her hand. Boom. He is arrested and charged with assault. The Police are required to do this. They have no discretion. If this happened between two persons not connected by some domestic situation (marriage, dating, cohabitation) this would have resulted in a short police report and no arrest.
    I’m merely pointing out that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

  43. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Apr 21, 2014 2:02 PM

    Nothing against Keyshawn, but I never saw what made him an authority of the NFL in the first place. The guy was an average speed, body catching WR, at best. He was more famous for hating on an equally overrated WR in NY and for destroying the Bucs locker room to such a degree that when they told him to go home… the Bucs gelled and won a SB! How do they day… Karma is a beotch!

  44. radioactivechimp says: Apr 21, 2014 2:07 PM

    Is there anyone working for the NFL Network that ISN’T in legal trouble?

  45. ravenswhat says: Apr 21, 2014 2:08 PM

    It was the Game of Thrones spoilers wasn’t it?

  46. bigpoppa5501 says: Apr 21, 2014 2:09 PM

    Unemployment rate just went up by 1.

  47. jrob23 says: Apr 21, 2014 2:10 PM

    I am sure if she had been the one to smash his phone and accidently cause a gash in his hand she’d be sitting in jail too right? right gang?

  48. valentino8100 says: Apr 21, 2014 2:12 PM

    Translation: She didn’t get her way, hit KJ, and then picked up the phone out of spite.

  49. nite2al says: Apr 21, 2014 2:15 PM

    He hasn’t been the embarrassed since he got cut during the draft.

  50. tformation says: Apr 21, 2014 2:18 PM

    Man, what is it with Diva WRs and domestic violence?

  51. sidepull says: Apr 21, 2014 2:19 PM

    Him and Justin Bieber can now be buds. People in glass house you know?

  52. csbanter says: Apr 21, 2014 2:19 PM

    ESPN won’t bring him back. Damaged goods. Herm Edwards can take his spot on Countdown.

  53. ragnarthemagnificent says: Apr 21, 2014 2:21 PM

    Can probably add “former” to ESPN analyst as well.

  54. oldcracker says: Apr 21, 2014 2:23 PM

    I grew up in a family with domestic violence. There is nothing funny about it, especially when children are involved. Having a loud verbal disagreement is bad enough but, when it turns to physical agression it is plain wrong. Kids take this personally and they take it hard.

    Swallow your pride and just walk away from it. It does not make you any less of a man.

    I know athletes and other celebrities get a lot of press over their actions but, domestic violence is a real problem in America. As a retired Army vet (senior NCO & WO) with responsibility, at times, over a thousand + men and women, a big part of my time involved dealing with this issue. The Army was very good in providing consuling, help and support for families in a myriad of issues. I don’t see much coming out of the NFL, other than lip service.

    Any two people will eventually have a disagreement on something. It doesn’t have to lead to violence though.

  55. annes22 says: Apr 21, 2014 2:25 PM

    Oh for goodness sake, now analysts are getting into it. Please what is wrong with everyone today?? ESPN can fire him next. Plenty of others waiting in the wings for those jobs.

  56. iamdinguskhan says: Apr 21, 2014 2:31 PM

    A neighborhood of the most annoying people in the world.

  57. raymondtx says: Apr 21, 2014 2:34 PM

    Somewhere…a stoned justin bieber is laughing.

  58. CKL says: Apr 21, 2014 2:39 PM

    Sigh, one would hope by the time people reach their 30s (at the oldest) that they don’t get into screaming matches with EX girlfriends/boyfriends to that extent. I just don’t get that. At all. When there are no kids involved, etc, just go your separate ways. Why prolong the drama by continuing to speak to each other at all? If your split was that bitter, there is nothing good that will come of staying in each others’ lives.

  59. troy43mvp says: Apr 21, 2014 2:41 PM

    After recieving the news Mike Ditka was quoted as saying “COME ON MAN!!!!”

  60. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Apr 21, 2014 2:42 PM

    Who will wake up Ditka next time he falls asleep on the air?

  61. lputin says: Apr 21, 2014 2:43 PM

    Never saw this coming !

  62. 13arod says: Apr 21, 2014 2:45 PM

    never happens in baseball just saying

  63. 2ruefan says: Apr 21, 2014 2:47 PM

    Uh dudes..
    Enough with the “It’s the fault of the NFL, etc.

    Read carefully..

    He works for E…S…P…N.

    Not the NFL Network…

  64. donnymacjack says: Apr 21, 2014 2:51 PM

    ESPN Game Day Anaysysts =

    …One that can’t or won’t do his homework so we’re stuck with his pedestrian ideas that are flat out wrong.

    …Two, a guy that hits his wife in a fit of anger.

    …Three a retired coach that has seen the game pass him up so fast he still thinks we’re in leather helmets.

    …Thank God for Chris Burmin…the glue that holds a pedestrian group of anaylsts together. Were it not for Chris they would be walking their asses to the super bowl. Oh wait…nvm.

  65. steelcurtainn says: Apr 21, 2014 2:54 PM

    What an idiot!!!

  66. annapterp says: Apr 21, 2014 2:54 PM

    Not a fan of KJ at all, but why don’t we all wait to hear the facts of the situation before throwing the buy under the bus. Oh wait, I forgot I was on the internet with all the Perfect people.

  67. shakabraddah777 says: Apr 21, 2014 2:55 PM

    Hmm…”ex-girlfriend”….arguing over marriage at his house?…hmmm….

    Well, whatever that situation is about….sounds like he broke her phone, probably from taking it and slamming it to the ground/wall, and she cut herself picking it up.

    Ok, he lost his cool and broke a phone….

    Some of you here are making like he punched her in the face.

    C’mon man!!

  68. arcaero says: Apr 21, 2014 3:03 PM

    Keyshawn Johnson. Why is this guy on TV? Overrated.

  69. dickshotdogs says: Apr 21, 2014 3:04 PM

    All these comments appear to be written by Stepford Wives. How original and redundant. Eye roll……

  70. bbbmf says: Apr 21, 2014 3:04 PM

    So let’s reminisce: What are some of the things Johnson said about Incognito? Martin? Dez? Freeman? Should we [and all media outlets not named “Mothership”] blast Johnson in the same fashion prior to ‘hearing the details’ the same way that he and his cohorts did? It’d only be fair but…

  71. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 21, 2014 3:17 PM

    ray rice.

  72. txfinfan says: Apr 21, 2014 3:23 PM

    Just goes to show there is no statute of limitations on stupid.

  73. realfootballfan says: Apr 21, 2014 3:25 PM

    You have to be smarter than that. If someone makes you crazy enough to start throwing things, news flash, you don’t need to be around them at all. Somebody’s getting fired over this, and I’m thinking it won’t be the ex-girlfriend, dummy.

  74. eek5055 says: Apr 21, 2014 3:26 PM

    Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson

  75. eldoradogeorge says: Apr 21, 2014 3:36 PM

    Now if only something would happen so ESPN had to get rid of Cris Carter too.

  76. robuff716 says: Apr 21, 2014 3:42 PM

    Oh well….time for him to find a new career…and a new ex girl friend

  77. jaygruntboston says: Apr 21, 2014 3:44 PM

    Keyshawn getting arrested is the least surprising thing to anyone. Him, Deion, Sapp, and Irvin are the dumbest people alive.

  78. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Apr 21, 2014 3:44 PM

    I miss the old days of Pro Football Talk, back before it became a part of NBC Sports. Back then Keyshawn Johnson would have wound up on the “Turd Watch.”

  79. jvibottomline says: Apr 21, 2014 3:55 PM

    Jersey chaser realized being married to ex-NFLer not everything she thought it would be.

  80. ipskipskyblue says: Apr 21, 2014 4:00 PM

    Is it me or does this always happen to diva WRs?

  81. bradyisbest says: Apr 21, 2014 4:11 PM

    griping about bieber hot rodding,sooo, lets beat the bejeebus out of my girlfriend! TYPICAL!

  82. RexCanCoach says: Apr 21, 2014 4:17 PM

    Obviously she was paying too much attention to Wayne Chrebet…

  83. bringbackwayne says: Apr 21, 2014 4:19 PM

    I’m sure his job is safe. However, if he would have said something that was considered Politically Incorrect then of course he would have been canned on the spot.

  84. beachsidejames says: Apr 21, 2014 4:21 PM

    Before you throw Keyshawn under the bus I think more information is required.

  85. weepingjebus says: Apr 21, 2014 4:23 PM

    How is it spousal battery if it’s his ex? I’m not a lawyer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express dumpster last night.

  86. pedronorte says: Apr 21, 2014 4:29 PM

    I’ve never been a big Keyshawn fan, but just to play devil’s advocate, isn’t everyone presumed innocent before proven otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt?

    The guy’s getting crucified over a supposedly heated argument with his ex-girlfriend, her broken cell-phone and some sort of cut on her hand.

    There’s definitely no smoking gun like the Ray Rice Fiancé Elevator Punch-Out casino surveillance video, so theoretically shouldn’t we put our personal opinions of Johnson aside before passing judgement on the guy?

    Just a thought…

  87. osyrus1971 says: Apr 21, 2014 4:40 PM

    Somewhere out there, Wayne Chrebet is laughing his arse off.

  88. babyriggo44 says: Apr 21, 2014 4:44 PM

    thats what his type of people do after midnight… you know…abusers

  89. badmoonrison says: Apr 21, 2014 4:46 PM

    He’s always been an angry guy with a chip on his shoulder who can seem to zip his lip when it can save him some trouble. He deserves this. I hope he’s prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Maybe ESPN will wise up and do the right thing and fire him. Based on the postings Ive read here, most people dont seem to care for his analysis anyways.

  90. Shinnbone says: Apr 21, 2014 4:56 PM

    Just a misunderstanding.

  91. 1rockyracoon says: Apr 21, 2014 4:58 PM

    ESPN probably has an endless list of former players ready to take Johnson’s job. I must be missing out on life because I have never been arrested in my life.

  92. daginv says: Apr 21, 2014 5:24 PM

    Give me the damn phone!

  93. thetooloftools says: Apr 21, 2014 5:26 PM

    Phone Phoul !

  94. our2boyz1 says: Apr 21, 2014 5:29 PM

    Even retired nfl players have too much time on their hand

  95. xinellum says: Apr 21, 2014 5:30 PM

    Good thing it didn’t happen in a casino in New Jersey or we would have video.

  96. chargrz says: Apr 21, 2014 5:33 PM

    ESPN sucks anyways and Keyshawn is one more reason not to watch or listen.

  97. commonsensedude says: Apr 21, 2014 5:40 PM

    “Gimme the damn bail!!”

  98. glenno08 says: Apr 21, 2014 5:57 PM

    I don’t condone domestic violence, but can we wait for the facts before everybody crucify’s him?

  99. thefiesty1 says: Apr 21, 2014 6:14 PM

    Maybe that’ll get him off the ESPN Sunday Pre-game show. Too much mouth and not enough substance.

  100. mrbiggstuff says: Apr 21, 2014 7:20 PM

    Yet he and Darren Sharper were never arrested for impersonating a TV analyst.

  101. sdjones16 says: Apr 21, 2014 9:01 PM

    That’s what ESPN gets for putting an obnoxious, me oriented person like Meshawn on their show. Just like with Rush, put bad people on the air and eventually you come to regret it. They should just go back to Berman and T.J. and get rid of everyone else.

  102. campcouch says: Apr 22, 2014 1:51 AM

    So they went to HIS house and found him and his EX-girlfriend arguing. He smashed a cellphone in his house. Got arrested in his house and had to post bail because she cut herself on a smashed cellphone in his house. I’m cool with my exes,but I don’t invite them over or hang out with them. There’s a reason why they’re exes.

  103. steelerdynasty2010 says: Apr 22, 2014 9:04 AM

    and THAT boys and girls is the sound of Keyshawn’s glass house shattering

  104. melikefootball says: Apr 22, 2014 2:55 PM

    See all that slow quiet talking does not make you anymore intelligent.

  105. politicallyincorrect says: Apr 22, 2014 7:00 PM

    Keyshawn needs to stick to chasing that Bieber thing

  106. raiders4ever says: Apr 22, 2014 11:50 PM

    Keyshawn was over ratted as a player big time and still is over ratted as a ESPN analyst…the guy never has nothing good to say about anyone and he never lived up to his expectations being top pick in his draft class..Im glad he wasnt a Raider the media probably blame Raider organization for him being a underachiever..

  107. tmnsi1957 says: Apr 23, 2014 12:40 AM

    espn offering fox sports keyshawn for an analyst to be named later

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  109. willyalistentothis says: Apr 23, 2014 2:22 PM

    Hard to fire him for this one considering ESPN has Ray Lewis on the pay roll.

  110. wbennettsr says: Apr 25, 2014 11:48 PM

    Sounds like another O.J. (hope not) He is following his script, if he cannot control her, then pull out the whip!!!

  111. badmoonrison says: Apr 25, 2014 11:49 PM

    Keyshawn sure is a cheapo. He’s using a dang flip phone!

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