Keyshawn Johnson Yanks Son From Nebraska Football Team After Weed Bust So He Can ‘Mature’ For Six Months
Keyshawn Johnson is not playing any games with his son.
The former NFL All-Pro wide receiver went into full parent mode when he pulled his son, Keyshawn Johnson Jr., off the Nebraska football team (possibly temporarily) after the wide receiver was busted for weed in his college dorm.
Keyshawn Johnson Jr., one of the most touted wide receiver recruits in the entire nation, was cited for marijuana possession after university police found pot and drug paraphernalia in his dorm.
Keyshawn Sr., who played in the NFL for 11 years, confirmed that his son is taking an “extended leave of absence” from the football program to “mature” for 6 months.
“I never asked him,” Johnson Sr. said referencing his son.
“At the end of the day, I don’t think that decision was in his hands. He squandered that decision. He still wants to play football, and he still wants to play for Nebraska. But if you don’t do the things you’re supposed to do, under the guidelines of me, it’s not going to happen.”
“One thing you will not do as my son is you will not embarrass Nebraska, you will not embarrass Mike Riley and you will not embarrass this family,” the elder Johnson said. “If you mature and you’re ready to resume your football career and academic goals, then Nebraska will be ready to embrace you.”
Parenting done right.
Let’s have a look at what Twitter had to say about Keyshawn Johnson taking his son on the Nebraska Football team…
— MrRenaissance (@Mr7Renaissance) June 21, 2017
— David A. Holloway Jr (@DAHollowayJr) June 21, 2017
Lesson kids don't fuck up your opportunity! There will always be time you can smoke in the offseason
— Beazington (@illmatiic_b) June 21, 2017
— B (@BDuncan975) June 21, 2017
He's writing the follow up to his dad's book. "Just Give Me The Damn Weed"
— kCarl del Cerveza (@dangitckarl) June 21, 2017
— Buxton .240 B4 Sept. (@AnthoKoKa) June 21, 2017
Can return in January and have 4 seasons. Back in LA. Dad may have brought him home to get his act together. Would have redshirt anyway.
— MissouriHusker (@MissouriHusker) June 21, 2017
What a waste…hope he gets things turned around..
— Michael Q (@mquigley1863) June 21, 2017
Gotta go back to Cali for better weed
— Jamie (@jamierohrig) June 21, 2017
"if u want to be a husker you have to quit marijuana"
"Peace out old man!"
— Amigos Ranch (@AmigosRanch) June 21, 2017
Only thing shocking would have been if he stayed in Lincoln.
— J.R. Elias (@jay_r_elias) June 21, 2017
The Calibraska stuff is . Meanwhile NU fans will be manning the salt mines.
— Whale (@Benski9) June 21, 2017
Something tells me dad pumped the brakes after his citation. Good move by him.
— Carson Spaulding (@MMAHusker) June 21, 2017
— Midwest Locks Free (@Midwest_Locks) June 21, 2017
He goin' back to cali to "mature" I reckin' he will mature with ☘️
— Farmer Fran (@FauxFarmerFran) June 21, 2017
Not much of a shock rarely does a kid live up to a father's legend status on the field.
— Jason Page (@HskrPage) June 21, 2017
I smell bullshit. Got suspended for the year or something. Taking a year to mature lmao
— FireBuck #GoTribe (@FieryBuckeye) June 21, 2017
Key… that's how it's done !! Congrats on great parenting
— bruce goldmacher (@bgoldmacher) June 21, 2017
Good for @keyshawn. More parents need to give their kids tough love like this bc the world is cold & this generation is entitled as hell
— Amanda Greer (@AmandaGreer19) June 21, 2017
Keyshawn probably supplied the weed
— Jacob Christner (@JacobosIsLife) June 21, 2017
Ya know what; KEYSHAWN JOHNSON SR. is a FATHER FIRST!!!! Damnit I have MAD RESPECT for him. This is PARENTING, folks. Great job, Key.
— Sammy_Culture (@icloud_thomas) June 21, 2017
Sounds like a dad being a good dad to make sure his sone os in the right direction. Hope to see him back someday. He's already done a lot
— Donnie Dodge (@Donniedodge) June 21, 2017
Never to old to get grounded. Can't wait til he gets it together. #gbr
— H☠unted (@chill_out_dom) June 21, 2017
This young man will be back in the fold. Sometimes we need a fall to see where we were, and to step forward.
— Phill with 2 L's (@huskerpip) June 21, 2017