Former NFL receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson will not be charged after he was arrested on April 21 in connection with a domestic violence incident.
The district attorney declined to prosecute because Johnson’s ex-girlfriend is not cooperating with the investigation, and her injuries were minor and appeared to be caused accidentally. Johnson released a statement criticizing the decision to arrest him after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies went to his home in response to a call about a possible spousal assault.
“I am pleased that law enforcement acted quickly and that this matter has been fairly resolved,” Johnson said in a statement. “The quick decision results from the fact that I should not have been arrested because no crime was committed. I did not and would not touch, grab or strike a woman — any woman. Though Jennifer and I are both pleased that this matter is over, we very much resent the fact that I was ever arrested in the first place. I apologize to my friends, family, fans and colleagues for this matter.”
The 41-year-old Johnson is in his eighth year with ESPN, which hired him shortly after he retired from an 11-year career in the NFL.