A prominent member of Bowling Green’s defensive secondary is the latest college football player tripped up by legal entanglements.
According to the Toledo Blade, cornerback Nick Johnson was arrested recently in connection to an incident that occurred earlier this month. The defensive back is facing a charge of misdemeanor assault after he allegedly assaulted a female during the course of an on-campus incident.
From the Blade‘s report:
On Monday, April 6, Johnson is alleged to have struck a female with a closed fist, then choked the woman, whom he was dating. The incident occurred in a parked car in Lot A on campus at 10:37 p.m., according to BG spokesman Dave Kielmeyer.
As a result of the arrest, Johnson has been indefinitely suspended from the Falcons football program.
This is actually Johnson’s third run-in with the law in two months. In early February, he was charged with theft, which was eventually reduced to unauthorized use of property. A month and a half later, he was charged with disorderly conduct-fighting.
As a true freshman last season, Johnson started five of the 14 games in which he played. His five interceptions tied a school record for freshmen and was second in the MAC.
Following that season, and despite not being a full-time starter, he was named second-team all-conference.