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Former NFL Star Says He Watched Roger Stone Get Arrested By The FBI This Morning

A general photo of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet on the field.

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: A Cincinnati Bengals helmet is seen on the field before the Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 10, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

As surprised as many people were by the Friday morning arrest of political strategist Roger Stone, one former NFL superstar had a truly rude awakening when it happened.

Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson took to Twitter on Friday and revealed that the FBI arrested Stone, one of his neighbors in Florida, as he was preparing for his morning jog.

FBI arrested my neighbor Roger before my morning jog, I’ve only seen s*** like that in movies, crazy to start to my Friday.

Per USA Today, Stone was arrested on "obstruction charges and witness tampering."

Johnson played 11 years in the NFL, ten with the Cincinnati Bengals and one with the New England Patriots. He is a six-time Pro Bowler and a three-time First-Team All-Pro selection. Johnson left the Bengals in 2010, owning every major receiving record in franchise history.

After being released from the Miami Dolphins in their 2012 training camp, Johnson spent a year out of football before joining the Montreal Alouettes on a two-year deal in the Canadian Football League.

He also played for the Monterrey Fundidores in Mexico during their 2017 season. In 2008, Johnson legally changed his name to Chad Ochocinco, representing the No. 85 jersey he wore. He legally changed it back to Johnson in 2012.