PFT – NFL official Carl Johnson is under investigation after a former girlfriend accused him of domestic violence, but he will continue to work.
TMZ reports that line judge and former NFL vice president of officiating Carl Johnson is under investigation. Johnson has denied the allegations by a woman who claims she and Johnson lived together in 2016 and began being violent with her in December.
Per the report, the woman claims Johnson broke one of her breast implants and reached out to the NFL in March of this year before going to the police. She was granted a temporary restraining order, but a permanent one was denied. A representative of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that the case remains under investigation.
NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that while everyone is covered by the personal conduct policy, including officials, the matter has not reached the point where Johnson would be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, as some players have been when accused of domestic violence.
“I don’t expect that the commissioner’s exempt list would be invoked here as it’s not appropriate at this point,” Lockhart said. “He will continue to work.”
Par for the course for the NFL