Tank in Trouble Again

Tank Johnson

For the second time in eight months, defensive Tackle Tank Johnson was arrested. Early Sunday morning, he was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, following an alleged incident with a Chicago police officer.

At approximately 3:45 a.m., a limousine driver that Johnson had hired was being issued a ticket for being illegally double-parked outside a Chicago nightclub. Johnson allegedly threatened the officer, who then tried to arrest him and a struggle ensued. With the help of other officers, Johnson was eventually subdued.

Even though both charges are misdemeanors, Johnson is currently on probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge on Nov. 2, which stemmed from an arrest last June. The original charge was a felony count of aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon after police found a loaded gun in his SUV.

The league had the option to take further disciplinary action, but declined to do so, leaving the Bears to deal with the issue in house.

Johnson became a vital part of the Bears defensive tackle rotation throughout the season. He played in all 16 regular season games with 4 starts and finished fourth on the team with 5.0 sacks.

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