Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has entered a plea of not guilty on charges of marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.
Johnson Jr. was enrolled as a freshman at Nebraska University at the time of the incident. The four-star recruit from California landed himself in hot water after the resident director suspected him of drug use in his dorm room.
As a result of the charge and the subsequent court implications, Johnson Jr. withdrew from the Nebraska football team at the request of his father. Keyshawn Johnson Sr., a legendary receiver in the NFL wants his son to learn from the experience and mature as a man before attempting to play football competitively again.
For Johnson Jr., it marks a setback in what was shaping up to be a promising collegiate career.
He’d already gone through the trouble enrolling early and going through spring practice with the Cornhuskers. He was drawing rave reviews for his athleticism and work ethic on the field before the incident sidetracked his career.
Court records indicate that Johnson Jr.’s hearing is scheduled for Aug. 7.