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Former NFL defensive end Michael Johnson gets six months for failure to pay child support

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Former NFL defensive end Michael Johnson, who played nine seasons with the Bengals and one with the Buccaneers, reportedly has been sent to jail for six months after failing to pay child support.

Via, Johnson was jailed on Monday, after receiving the six-month sentence.

Johnson, 36, also must pay $196,000 child and spousal support and attorneys’ fees. Roughly $25,000 will come from garnished wages.

Via, Johnson earned more than $33 million during his time in the NFL. In 2013, he was franchise tagged by the Bengals, earning more than $11 million for one season.

He played from 2009 through 2018.