UK Football Player Arrested

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UK receiver Steve Johnson was arrested in Lexington Wednesday night on charges of non payment of fines and resisting arrest. He was taken into custody following a traffic stop. Johnson bonded out of the Fayette County Detention Center a few hours later.

Johnson is considered the Cats third best receiver entering this season.

He's a junior college transfer who is originally from San Francisco.

Johnson came on late last year, catching 3 passes for 67 yards in the Music City Bowl.
Johnson was in practice Thursday and is expected to play in Saturday's game. He's out on a $200 bond.
Thursday Johnson's attorney told 27 NEWSFIRST the ticked for which the warrant was issued has been paid for.
Johnson's next court date has been set for September 21st.


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  • by c Location: fkt on Sep 3, 2007 at 06:56 PM
    This would not have even made the news had this man not have been a UK player! It's not news worthy. People have gone crazy over sports. If these same people would get just as worked up over good grades, finding jobs, and a host of other things, perhaps KY wouldn't look so stupid to sports writers!
  • by Bevis on Sep 1, 2007 at 05:35 PM
    Use the tazer, use the tazer
  • by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:54 PM
    Tina, who you calling "BOY"
  • by Bill Location: Lexington on Aug 31, 2007 at 01:55 PM
    This guy should be off the team, when the police attempt to arrest you and you fight with them, hence resisting, you are not a model citizen as this player's moron coach Brook's so proudly stated on the news. Coach Brook's shame on you for upholding the breaking of our state's laws by your player and then you reward him for it. Brooks should be ran out of town along with his law breaking police fighting player. I tell you what, the player is lucky he didn't get tazed or pepper sprayed, in a lot of towns and some other police agencies in this state would have beaten this player to a pulp. Resisting is just that, expect what you get and face up to your charge.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Aug 31, 2007 at 11:57 AM
    Oops. Lost the last line of my post. He'll probably rot in jail.
  • by Anonymous Location: Mercer on Aug 31, 2007 at 09:11 AM
    I disagree strongly with The Original Common Sense. Just becasue he is black, doesn't mean that's why he was pulled over. That's a stupid, racist comment to make. Blacks and whites alike are in jail, just more black people seem to commit more crimes. It's a real satistic. Look it up.
  • by UK FAN Location: PARIs on Aug 31, 2007 at 08:27 AM
    I have to agree with Original Common sense-I see kids standing in cars with no restraints- Yes, he should be in trouble for the outstanding warrant- but lets get the real criminals out there. But Mr Johnson the last football player got away with murder...Hope your Daddy has big bucks...
  • by Tina Location: Owingsville on Aug 31, 2007 at 07:54 AM
    If he had been pulled over and the cops had found alcohol or drugs in his possesion then I could understand people freaking out and talking about his "role model abilities" and how UK atheletes are "above the law"- but for pete's sake he was pulled over for not wearing his seat belt and in the process they found out that he had some old fines he had not paid. I really doubt he was resisting arrest either- more then likely he was just trying to talk to them about paying his fines without being officially arrested. We would all do the same thing, but they can consider that as resisting arrest if they choose to. We are a very negative society. We want to prosecute them before we even know what's going on. Give the boy the benefit of the doubt until you hear otherwise.
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Aug 31, 2007 at 06:45 AM
    I just read on a different news source that " despite the arrest, he will play" Well thats just great. These are your kid's "role models" folks. I think it would be more intelligent for a kid to have a role model from history, or better yet, their parents than one of these little tin god UK players.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Aug 31, 2007 at 05:17 AM
    Easy now, everybody. He's a UK FOOTBALL player, not BASKETBALL player.
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