LOCALL.A. Now

Keyshawn Johnson arrested on suspicion of battery on ex-girlfriend

FootballPro FootballSportsKeyshawn JohnsonNFLTampa Bay Buccaneers

Former USC and NFL football player Keyshawn Johnson was arrested early Monday at his Calabasas home on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery after reports of an incident involving his ex-girlfriend.

Johnson, 40, was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to a possible spousal assault call.

Deputies "determined that the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute," sheriff's officials said in a statement.

Johnson was released at 9:15 a.m. in lieu of $20,000, they said.

Johnson first made his name as a USC standout receiver before playing in the NFL for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. Since retiring, he has worked as a TV football analyst and appeared on "Dancing With the Stars."

He gained notoriety in his Calabasas neighborhood last year for confronting singer Justin Bieber after allegedly seeing the pop star's car speeding through their gated community while children were outside.

ALSO:

LAPD in mourning after 3 officers killed in 2 months

Donald Sterling will fight to keep Clippers, Garcetti predicts

Red Cross assisting homeless residents displaced after shelter fire

richard.winton@latimes.com

Twitter: @lacrimes| Google+

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
Comments
Loading