Former Clemson Star Pleads Guilty To Robbery

first_imgJadar Johnson #18 (C) celebrates with Van Smith #23 and Cordrea Tankersley #25 of the Clemson Tigers after intercepting a pass during the second half against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 03: Jadar Johnson #18 (C) celebrates with Van Smith #23 and Cordrea Tankersley #25 of the Clemson Tigers after intercepting a pass during the second half against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Last spring, former Clemson All-ACC safety Jadar Johnson was one of three former college football players arrested on suspicion of armed robbery. That case came to a close today.Johnson has pleaded guilty to common law robbery of an ex-teammate’s apartment. The teammate’s name has not been made public.He was arrested along with another Clemson football player, C.J. Fuller, and former Duke player Quaven Ferguson.The three men, two of whom won a national championship at Clemson in 2016, were initially charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon. The common law robbery charge is much less serious, as the initial one could have carried a 30-year sentence.Jadar Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison, but that was suspended down to three years of probation.From the Greenville News on his sentence:Johnson’s six-year prison sentence handed down was suspended to three years of probation. Johnson must also complete 200 hours of community service, nine months of house detention, have mental health counseling and submit to random drug and alcohol testing, court records show. He will be allowed to travel for work if he has no positive drug test.Johnson’s attorney Bakari Sellers was happy with the result, saying that Johnson will have his record cleared if he does not violate that probation:“This is a very good result for Jadar so he can continue his career,” Sellers said Tuesday. “He is a great kid who made a mistake.”Johnson retired after a brief NFL stint after he left Clemson, where he was an All-ACC safety.Fuller, the other Tigers player involved, tragically died last fall, as he was looking to come back from a knee injury and finish his college career at another program.[Greenville News]last_img