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Jets’ Chris Johnson arrested

Chris Johnson

Jets running back Chris Johnson has been arrested in his hometown of Orlando, Florida.

PFT has confirmed a report that Johnson was arrested on Friday for open carrying of a firearm, a second degree misdemeanor.

A league source tells PFT that Johnson does have a license to carry in Florida. But this arrest wasn’t just for carrying, it was for open carrying.

Johnson was once among the best running backs in football, and was the NFL’s offensive player of the year after setting an NFL record with 2,509 yards from scrimmage with the Titans in 2009. But he’s largely been a disappointment on the field in recent years.

Johnson signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Jets last year, and after he ran for a career-low 663 yards and one touchdown last season, it’s entirely possible that the new coach and General Manager in New York will decide Johnson isn’t even worth $2 million a year anymore. This arrest won’t help his cause.