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Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:58 am
 

Tulsa's Johnson pleads guilty to embezzlement

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The NCAA's all-time record holder in all-purpose yardage has pled guilty to felony embezzlement charges. But it still might not keep Tulsa's Damaris Johnson from returning to the football field in 2012.

Per the Tulsa World, Johnson and co-defendant Chamon Jones each pleaded guilty to charges of felony embezzlement filed after Johnson's Aug. 31 arrest. Jones stood accused of selling Johnson more than $2,600 worth of merchandise from the Macy's department store where she worked to Johnson for $13.

As part of a plea agreement, both Johnson and Jones were sentenced to deferred one-year prison sentences, 800 hours of community service, fines, and a one-year probation. Upon completion of the probation program, both Jones and Johnson's cases will be dismissed without a felony conviction. Neither will serve any jail time.

The deferred sentence and dismissal of the felony conviction may allow Johnson to make his eventual return to the Golden Hurricane football team. Johnson remains indefinitely suspended, and Tulsa head coach Bill Blankenship said he "can't foresee anything changing" where the 2011 season is concerned. But 2012 could be a different story.

"[It] might open the door for him next year," Blankenship said.

If so, Johnson would finally have the chance to build on his tremendous record-breaking career, one in which he's already the FBS all-time leader in kick return yardage and all-purpose yardage. But if not, what's already a crushing mistake will become, somehow, even bigger.
Posted on: September 1, 2011 10:25 am
Edited on: September 1, 2011 10:47 am
 

Tulsa's Damaris Johnson charged with embezzlement

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Tulsa's Damaris Johnson was poised to become one of 2011's best stories. But it now appears he'll become one of its most cautionary tales.

Tulsa law enforcement issued a warrant for Johnson's arrest Wednesday, according to the Tulsa World. He will be charged with felony embezzlement following an incident in which Johnson's girlfriend Chamon Jones, a department store cashier, allegedly sold Johnson more than $2,600 worth of clothing for a fraction of its true cost.

Jones was arrested August 26 and Johnson suspended indefinitely by the Golden Hurricane shortly thereafter. As of early Wednesday evening, Johnson had not yet been arrested.

Already in the NCAA record books as the NCAA's all-time leader in both all-purpose yardage and kick return yardage, Johnson was set to put both marks virtually out of reach during his senior season. By padding both numbers and leading Tulsa into a Conference USA title chase, Johnson likely would have become the nationwide star his eye-popping numbers suggest he ought to have been already.

But now the Golden Hurricane have an unfillable hole in their lineup and Johnson has much bigger problems than anything having to do with football. Though he remains innocent until proven guilty, Wednesday's events make it entirely possible that Johnson's stunning career will end just as stunningly after only three years.


Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:49 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Tulsa's Damaris Johnson investigated by police

Posted by Tom Fornelli

UPDATE: Tulsa has suspended Johnson indefinitely.

Tulsa
wide receiver Damaris Johnson does just about everything for his football team, as he's currently the NCAA's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (7,796) and kick return yards (3,417). He also seems pretty good at picking up discounts on clothes at department stores.

According to a report in the Tulsa World, Johnson spent part of his Friday morning talking to the Tulsa police after his girlfriend, Chamon Jones, was arrested early Friday morning on a complaint of felony embezzlement. Jones worked at the Macy's department store in Promenade Mall, and apparently was running a scam with Johnson.

According to the police report, Johnson used Jones' debit card to $2,834.84 cents worth of merchandise from the store on two separate occasions in the last week. Johnson was charged a total of $13.25 for the purchases.

Johnson has not been charged.

“He was brought in for questioning, but released pending further investigation,” said Tulsa police department spokesman Leland Ashley.

 
 
 
 
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