Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will take part in a year-long diversion program after leaving Nebraska football following two marijuana charges.
Johnson Jr., son of three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, left Nebraska after enrolling to begin his freshman year following charges for marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.
The departure is being called a “leave of absence,” and a move that the elder Johnson supports.
Now, Johnson Jr. is entering a diversion program after the charges. From the Associated Press:
Former Nebraska receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will enter a pretrial diversion program on two marijuana charges.
The case was sent to diversion Monday in Lancaster County Court. Charges would be dismissed if he complies with terms of the program for one year.
Johnson, a former four-star recruit, was one of the top members of Nebraska’s 2017 recruiting class. Hopefully he can make it through without incident, and rejoin Nebraska down the road.