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Report: Ex-NFL Star Accused in Murder-For-Hire Plot

former tennessee titans running back chris johnson runs onto the field before an nfl game
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By    |   Friday, 10 April 2020 11:05 AM

Ex-NFL star Chris Johnson has been accused of a murder-for-hire plot as well as helping a hitman become the leader of a known drug trafficking organization, according to a report.

The 34-year-old former Tennessee Titans running back has not formally been charged, however, court documents obtained by TMZ state that in 2016 Johnson paid Florida gang member Dominic Bolden to kill two men allegedly behind a 2015 attack on Johnson and his friend, who died in the shootout. Johnson was left injured, but made a full recovery.

In the newly obtained court documents, law enforcement officials state that "intelligence gathered suggested [the shooting] was a gang-related murder attempt on Chris Johnson." Several weeks later Bolden allegedly shot and killed two men believed to be involved in the 2015 shooting.

An informant told officials that Johnson allegedly helped Bolden become the leader of a renowned drug trafficking organization in Florida as a reward for his efforts. The NFL player reportedly paid for Bolden to obtain drugs "as needed" and put him in contact with a person to help him "supply" the drug trafficking ring.

Johnson's rep fervently denied the allegations.

Throughout his 10-year career, Johnson recorded 9,561 rushing yards. In 2009 he solidified his name in the NFL when finishing with a league-high 2,006 rushing yards, according to Fox News.

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Ex-NFL star Chris Johnson has been accused of a murder-for-hire plot as well as helping a hitman become the leader of a known drug trafficking organization, according to a report.
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