Spousal Battery Charges Will Not Be Filed Against Keyshawn Johnson
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not file spousal battery charges against former NFL wide receiver and USC standout Keyshawn Johnson, it was reported Friday.
Johnson, 41, was arrested on suspicion of spousal battery at his Calabasas residence on April 21.
“When deputies arrived, it was determined that the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute,” Sgt. Carmen Arballo said at the time.
Johnson was arrested and booked at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s station, but was later released after posting $20,000 bond.
Johnson and his ex-girlfriend, who have children together, were reportedly discussing the future of their relationship at the time of the incident.
She reportedly began to receive text messages on her phone and Johnson attempted to take it from her, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
“During a struggle over the phone, the victim’s shirt collar was torn and she sustained a small scratch to her finger. The victim was never hit, kicked or slapped during the incident,” according to a report from the District Attorney’s Office, which added that “the People decline to file spousal battery charges because the victim is uncooperative, there were no other witnesses, and based on the available evidence, the injury appears to have been minor and caused accidentally.”