A.J. Johnson has DUI charge dismissed as part of plea agreement

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Broncos linebacker A.J. Johnson pleaded guilty to simple possession and failure to exercise due care while driving, while getting a DUI charge dismissed, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reports.

Johnson will have the charges dropped if he pays court costs and completes 363 days of unsupervised probation after agreeing to a judicial diversion program.

He remains subject to NFL discipline.

Johnson was charged with a DUI and cited for simple possession in July 2017 after police stopped him for a traffic violation and found he had bloodshot eyes with alcohol on his breath and a marijuana cigarette next to him.

Jurors in Knoxville, Tennessee, acquitted Johnson and former University of Tennessee teammate Michael Williams of aggravated rape charges 2 1/2 months ago, stemming from a November 2014 incident.

The Broncos signed Johnson on Aug. 13, following his trial.