According to TMZ Sports, former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has been accused of being involved in a gang-related murder-for-hire plot. The accusations stem from a 2015 shooting in Florida.
Johnson, 34, has not been charged with a crime. But court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, state that the former NFL player paid a Florida gang member, Dominic Bolden, for the 2016 killings of two men who were believed to be the individuals behind a separate March 2015 shooting that injured Johnson and killed his friend Dreekius Johnson.
The court documents state that “intelligence gathered suggested [the shooting] was a gang-related murder attempt on Chris Johnson.”
TMZ Sports also reported, that an informant later told officials that in addition to paying Bolden, Johnson helped him to become a leader of a notorious drug trafficking organization. The informant reportedly alleged that Johnson provided Bolden enough money and a person who could give him drugs to supply the organization.
Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowler, spent six seasons with the Titans before making his way over to the New York Jets, a decision he recently said that he regretted.
In 2009, he became one of only seven running backs to reach the 2,000-yard milestone, as he finished with a league-high 2,006 rushing yards, to go along with 14 rushing touchdowns, and 50 receptions for 503 receiving yards and two more scores in a first-team All-Pro season.