Eight Games; No Tanks

Bears defensive tackle suspended for half a season after violating probation
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2007 4:14 AM CDT
Eight Games; No Tanks
Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tank Johnson speaks at a news conference at the Bears football minicamp in Lake Forest, Ill., in this May 18, 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continued the league's crackdown on unsavory extracurriculars with an 8-game suspension of Tank Johnson, who was recently jailed for violating probation on gun charges and whose bodyguard was killed in a club shooting in December.  Johnson hopes to pare the suspension to six games with good behavior.

The 300-pound defensive tackle had made headlines by consuming $700 worth of junk food, including roughly 160 beef sticks and 40 honey buns, during his 60 days in jail.  An 8-game suspension would cost Johnson $255,000. (Read more Roger Goodell stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X