Former NFL star Eric Johnson has been charged with alleged involvement in trafficking in women and other gang-related activities.
Johnson, 46, is one of eight members of the so-called “LOTTO gang” who have been charged.
After not calling up Nebraska in 2000, Johnson spent six seasons in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals.
His most notable moment in the league came during Super Bowl XXXVII when he scored a touchdown from a blocked punt for Oakland against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their 48-21 loss.
Johnson, now 46, is said to be one of the leaders of the so-called “LOTTO gang”.
The eight arrested members were charged with trafficking four women and a girl amid many other gang-related charges.
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Johnson faces charges related to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), human trafficking for the purpose of sexual bondage and violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Attorney General Chris Carr reportedly stated that the gang committed a total of 41 “principal and overt acts” from October 2021 to July 2022, according to the New York Post.
Johnson is said to be one of the leaders of the gang in question.
The members of the so-called “LOTTO” or “Last One To Take Over Gang” were reportedly the subject of a months-long investigation, according to the attorney general.
An arrest warrant was issued for Johnson on November 11, and he was reportedly arrested shortly thereafter.
On February 8, he and the rest of the gang were indicted by a grand jury.
If convicted, Johnson reportedly faces life imprisonment.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7424242/eric-johnson-arrested-trafficking-women-gang-related-charges/ Ex-NFL star among eight arrested on woman trafficking and gang-related charges after prosecution found ‘manifest acts’