CALABASAS, Calif. — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former Buc and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson was arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.
A Sheriff's Department statement says deputies responded to a residence in Calabasas at 12:48 a.m. Monday and determined the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute, and the resident was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery.
Johnson smashed the phone of his girlfriend, identified as "Jennifer" in his statement, causing a gash to her hand, celebrity website tmz.com reported.
Johnson, 41, was released on $20,000 bond.
"I would like to apologize to my family, friends, fans, colleagues and, of course, to Jennifer for what happened last night at my home in Calabasas," Johnson said in a statement. "… I can say now, without hesitation, that I did not hit, grab or strike Jennifer, nor would I ever touch her or any woman in anger. "
Johnson had 298 receptions for the Bucs from 2000-03. He began his career with the Jets (1996-99) and played for the Cowboys (2004-06) and Panthers (2006).
He's currently an ESPN commentator and analyst. ESPN is looking into the incident.
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