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Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Pleaded Not Guilty To Marijuana Charges

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. has pled not guilty to marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges in Lincoln.

Johnson, the son of former USC and NFL star wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, was an early enrollee at Nebraska in January.

On June 10, he was cited with “suspicion of possession of than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia” in his dorm room.

Less than two weeks later, Johnson took a leave of absence from Nebraska. His father says a return to Nebraska remains a possibility if he matures while back home in California.

From the Associated Press:

Court records say the written pleas were filed Tuesday in Lancaster County Court in Lincoln. The records say an Aug. 7 hearing has been scheduled on Johnson's motion to receive pretrial diversion.

It is currently unclear what the conditions or timetable for Johnson's potential return to Nebraska are, but we're sure Mike Riley would like to have him with the team if he does do the maturing that Johnson Sr. has talked about.

[Associated Press]