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Josh Morgan charged with assault, days after signing with the Bears

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Days after he signed a contract to leave Washington and play in Chicago, new Bears wide receiver Josh Morgan was at a Washington, D.C. nightclub, where he was involved in an incident with a valet, leading to an assault charge.

Multiple reports say Morgan was arrested and faces a charge of misdemeanor simple assault.

The valet, Kenneth Johnson, told NBC Washington that Morgan hit him for looking at the women Morgan was with.

“I was just standing there and I looked up, and in the blink of an eye he just punched me right in the mouth,” Johnson said. “Instantly my mouth is bleeding profusely, just blood coming out all over my jacket and stuff. I was scared. I didn’t know what to do. . . . It’s not fair for anybody to go around punching people just doing their job. I didn’t say anything disrespectful to the lady. I didn’t look at her or sexualize her in any way. I just looked in the direction and I got hit.”

For his part, Morgan told NBC reporter Dianna Marie Russini that the whole story is bogus.

“I didn’t touch him. I didn’t anything. This is crazy. I’m not worried about nothing,” Morgan said. “I have always been a stand up guy in the community. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before.”

The Bears released the typical boilerplate statement.

“We are aware of Josh Morgan’s presence at a weekend incident in Washington, D.C.,” the Bears’ statement said. “We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the event.”

The 28-year-old Morgan has played the last two years in Washington. He is expected to compete for the No. 3 receiver spot in Chicago.

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61 Responses to “Josh Morgan charged with assault, days after signing with the Bears”
  1. scw37 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:08 PM

    “I’m not worried about nothing,”

    Soooo you are worried about something?

  2. greenbay4ever says: Apr 28, 2014 6:08 PM

    Typical for the bears. Another head case.

  3. spasticpickle says: Apr 28, 2014 6:09 PM

    “Not worried about nothing” – Double negative, subconsciously he’s worried…

  4. jimthebuilder27 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:11 PM

    What a moron. C’mon man!

  5. razzmatazzcomics says: Apr 28, 2014 6:14 PM

    This is obviously all Desean Jackson’s fault.

  6. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 28, 2014 6:15 PM

    I may be hard on high character, solid citizen Marvin Jones for being a #3 level wide receiver playing at the #2 spot… but… thank goodness cheap mike brown didn’t sign low character josh morgan.

  7. bennyb82 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:15 PM

    I hope Morgan is a victim here because that is really an outrageous reason to assault someone…not that there is ever a good reason…

  8. 700levelvet says: Apr 28, 2014 6:15 PM

    I’m sure it’s just a money grab as everyone is aware of Josh Morgan’s net worth… Lol

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Apr 28, 2014 6:17 PM

    This is my shocked face: :-O

  10. seanb20124 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:17 PM

    Playing the Knockout Game are we

  11. dalvar1001 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:18 PM

    Let’s see a picture of the lady. That goes along way to determine the substance of the story

  12. petersjeffrey36 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:19 PM

    what a POS.. for every guy in the NFL that is truelly classy and humble, there is another A-hole like this that has gotten away with crap his whole life. Im sure the guy he punched was half his size to ( not that hes big), to bad the guy he messed with didnt turn out to b someone that has trained to fight and knocked his ass out

  13. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:20 PM

    He’s just trying to fit into his new environment.

  14. baltimorons says: Apr 28, 2014 6:23 PM

    Great signing. Bears being the Bears. Might be time to commemorate those Super Bowl teams from the 80’s.

  15. skinsfan91 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:23 PM

    Redskins look like geniuses for releasing this guy now. But that can’t be right. They’re the worst run org. in the league right?

  16. prosportswashington says: Apr 28, 2014 6:25 PM

    While he hasn’t done much on the field, I will say that I have heard nothing but good things about his work off it, a real stand good guy who helps out alot in the community

  17. veence69 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:25 PM

    If it happened in front of a club, there’s probably video. Of Josh Morgan. Punching a valet.

  18. logiclevoicesays says: Apr 28, 2014 6:28 PM

    At least he hit a man. Other Bears receivers prefer ‘easier’ targets.

  19. jazsrt says: Apr 28, 2014 6:29 PM

    He’s a camp body anyways-no way he will be on the final 53.

  20. crush22 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:31 PM

    I’m not worried about nothing,” Morgan said.
    So….you are worried?
    Mix in an english book.

  21. citiciti says: Apr 28, 2014 6:34 PM

    they just don’t get it.

  22. mclovin07 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:37 PM

    So he’s arrested and says he didn’t do ANYTHING??

    Umm, better call Saul, Josh!

  23. drwbrsdmndsnxplntn says: Apr 28, 2014 6:41 PM

    Dang, poor guy was just doing his job, alcohol+jealousy+roid rage = :-(

  24. SparkyGump says: Apr 28, 2014 6:42 PM

    Insecure much, Mr. Morgan? Think a valet has more going on with the ladies than you? If there are witnesses, you’re going to paying a lot for that sucker punch. Hope it was worth it.

  25. kd75 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:49 PM

    In DC? Really?

    You have to try really hard to get into any trouble in a city where the bars close at 1am.

  26. douglasgreenbriar says: Apr 28, 2014 6:50 PM

    niiiicccceee.

  27. goldbloodedindfw says: Apr 28, 2014 6:52 PM

    So Josh Morgan basically says nothing happened. So what, this guy injured himself and then blamed it on Josh Morgan? Sounds kind of hard to do in a very public place where there were most certainly alot of people to see what happened.

  28. jayovalentine says: Apr 28, 2014 7:04 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty. Or does that not not apply to certain people?…

  29. bassplucker says: Apr 28, 2014 7:11 PM

    Not sure why the Bears signed this guy in the first place. Marquess Wilson will be their #3 this year and they already have plenty of other camp fodder on the roster at that position.

  30. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 28, 2014 7:25 PM

    Big deal – it’s not like he bit the guy in the kidney.

    I’m looking at you, Henry Melton.

  31. Go-Hawks! says: Apr 28, 2014 7:25 PM

    Anybody that says they are “just standing there” and gets punched in the mouth, is lying.

  32. shorttracknews says: Apr 28, 2014 7:29 PM

    The valet story sounds believable…

  33. brownsprotonator says: Apr 28, 2014 7:29 PM

    How many Browns fans had a momentary panic when they saw that headline, thinking it was about Josh Gordon?

  34. leatherface2012 says: Apr 28, 2014 7:33 PM

    any article that has niteclub in the first few sentences never ends well

  35. packmangamble says: Apr 28, 2014 7:39 PM

    I took a puff but I didn’t inhale! I was there but I didn’t do anything.

  36. nflinsider711 says: Apr 28, 2014 7:40 PM

    Josh Morgan is not that type of dude. Somebody is just looking for a little $$$ thats all.

  37. longsufferingkcfan says: Apr 28, 2014 7:46 PM

    One might say that he now has a puncher’s chance of making the roster.

  38. myworldurjuslivinit says: Apr 28, 2014 7:50 PM

    “Nothing like this has ever happened to me before.” that’s what I say when I’m innocent…sigh.

  39. DrSteveBrule says: Apr 28, 2014 7:52 PM

    He hit me too!

  40. eglsfan says: Apr 28, 2014 8:00 PM

    “I didn’t touch him. I didn’t anything. This is crazy.”…your future as a rocket scientist is firmly entrenched……

  41. danno1212 says: Apr 28, 2014 8:05 PM

    Well at least he is not a drug kingpin like another backup WR we used to have.

    Why cant I get punched by a NFL player, its like hitting the lottery!

    Its Goodells fault for moving the draft! LOL

  42. sammievee says: Apr 28, 2014 8:12 PM

    Why isn’t anyone here considering the possibility that it was someone else in Morgan’s party that hit the valet?

  43. srrjr82 says: Apr 28, 2014 8:13 PM

    Grammar police is out in force!

  44. larryboodry says: Apr 28, 2014 8:20 PM

    From everything I’ve read of Morgan, this is out-of-character for him…But you’d think there were witnesses, and hopefully security footage.

    Doubtful he makes the team, in any case.

    And to the Packer, Heidi, and logicalvoice trolls, thanks for stopping by. Really.

  45. shlort says: Apr 28, 2014 8:25 PM

    srrjr82 says:
    Apr 28, 2014 8:13 PM

    Grammar police is out in force!
    ____________________________

    Funny you would write it like that. Sarcasm?

  46. simplec72 says: Apr 28, 2014 8:35 PM

    Just from his statement you can tell the class of this guy.

  47. bearshaterseverywhere says: Apr 28, 2014 8:57 PM

    I just youtube Alshon Jeffery highlights when I hear news like this and then I laugh at all the trolls and realize how desperate they are because they’re scared.

  48. time2speakup says: Apr 28, 2014 9:05 PM

    This does not sound like the same player I recall from his days with my Niners. But an incident in front of a club, and a guy with busted chops don’t “just happen” I don’t think. I got it, I got it! – the lady he was with clocked this dude and Josh is just protecting her rep by taking the hit. That’s gotta be it.

  49. sportsguy3434 says: Apr 28, 2014 9:36 PM

    As coaches say…the tape doesn’t lie!

  50. bbbmf says: Apr 28, 2014 9:42 PM

    Money grab.

  51. budmanjim says: Apr 28, 2014 9:43 PM

    Just another entitled athlete thinking he can do whatever he wants and get away with the deed… Why in he hell do these guys think they can punch someone for some bogus reason… Not all players are like this jerk, but he gives the rest of them a bad name…

  52. drewzducks says: Apr 28, 2014 10:07 PM

    Someone should tell him he’s no longer a 49er.

  53. ariani1985 says: Apr 28, 2014 10:54 PM

    Should have came to green bay, they thrive in the circus atmosphere!

  54. nite2al says: Apr 28, 2014 11:24 PM

    He said, he said.

  55. pabrownsfan says: Apr 28, 2014 11:35 PM

    Why does everyone rush to judge? Give the guy his day in court. Even the bars here in Pennsyltucky have cams now. Wait until it is proven.

  56. Matt dog from C-town says: Apr 29, 2014 4:33 AM

    Probably no witnesses

  57. whatjusthapped says: Apr 29, 2014 8:02 AM

    I suppose the Valet’s mouth just started bleeding on its own, Morgan sounds like a punk, acts like a punk, and will soon being paying the Valet big money for his transgression.

  58. kst2074 says: Apr 29, 2014 8:07 AM

    As a skins fan I’m glad he’s gone, he cant run well anymore, not a very good reciever

  59. rutchaser says: Apr 29, 2014 9:45 AM

    It’s a compliment if someone checks out your lady anyway.

  60. politicallyincorrect says: Apr 29, 2014 10:41 AM

    never like Morgan as a WR but have always heard that he is a very good citizen and man… I tend to believe him

  61. randallwoodfield says: Apr 29, 2014 11:43 PM

    I’d be pissed at the world too, if the only team that wanted to sign me was Chicago.

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