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Nebraska Football: Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Takes Indefinite Leave From Team

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Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will not be with the Nebraska football program in 2017.

This week, it was announced that the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson is set to take an indefinite leave of absence from the team in order to “mature” off of the field.

According to Samuel McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, it was a mutual decision.

“We’re all on board with the decision that has been made,” Johnson Sr. said. “I look forward to him coming back in January, and hopefully he comes back as a mature young adult.

“One thing you will not do as my son is you will not embarrass Nebraska, you will not embarrass (coach) Mike Riley and you will not embarrass this family. If you mature and you’re ready to presume your football career and academic goals, then Nebraska will be ready to embrace you.”

Johnson Jr. hopes to return to the team in 2018.

The 6-foot-1 wide receiver joined the Cornhuskers as a three-star recruit in the Class of 2017.

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