Jets running back Chris Johnson arrested in Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. - Channel 9 learned New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested in Orlando Friday night.

According to reports, Johnson, who graduated from Olympia High School in Orlando, was charged with the open carrying of a firearm.

The charge is a second-degree misdemeanor.

Sgt. Wanda Ford said an officer pulled Johnson over after he ran a stop sign Friday night. When the officer approached Johnson's vehicle, he said he saw a firearm between Johnson's feet. Openly carrying a gun is generally banned in Florida.

The Jets signed Johnson to a two-year, $8 million deal last April, but it was uncertain as to whether he would return to New York after having the least-productive year of his career. He rushed for a career-low 663 yards and one touchdown.

Johnson, 29, has rushed for 8,628 yards and 51 touchdowns in his career, including becoming the sixth player in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards in a season when he had 2,006 in 2009 with the Titans.

An email and text message left for Johnson's agent was not immediately returned Saturday. A team spokesman said they were aware of the incident but declined comment.