Defensive tackle Tank Johnson has much to be thankful for this holiday season. Considering all the poor decisions he's made lately, he should be especially thankful that he is still a member of the Chicago Bears. Johnson appeared in court on Friday and was found in violation of his probation stemming from a gun charge in November 2005.
December 22, 2006
Embattled defensive end Tank Johnson now knows the consequences of his actions, at least as far as the organization is concered. After being deactivated this past Sunday, he will be suspended for this Sunday's game in Detroit. Johnson and general manager Jerry Angelo spoke to the media at Halas Hall on Tuesday, and Bear Report was there to hear what they had to say.
December 19, 2006
On Friday afternoon, Tank Johnson issued an apology for being a distraction to the team after he was brought up on gun charges. Yet less than 12 hours later, the third-year defensive tackle was involved in a shooting at a River North nightclub. His alleged roommate and bodyguard, Willie Posey, was pronounced dead in the early hours of Saturday morning.
December 16, 2006
After he was charged with six misdemeanor counts for possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner's Identification card on Thursday, Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson will not play in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Head coach Lovie Smith stands by the fact that this is not a disciplinary action but rather an oppportunity for Johnson to clear his head and get himself back together.
December 15, 2006