Johnson was an All-ACC defensive back who was a leader on one of the best defenses in the country. Fans will remember Fuller for some key plays he made as a running back against NC State and Ohio State that helped secure those wins.
Fans surely would only like to remember the two as champion football players, but that’s going to be harder now since the two are now awaiting sentencing following their arrest for breaking and entering on March 28.
Along with accomplice Quaven Ferguson, the two were charged with armed robbery after an incident where the men robbed the apartment of a former teammate while he was at practice. The details were clear because of three clear pieces of police evidence: DNA, a 911 call, and surveillance footage.
The initial 911 call reveals the men were assailed by a female identifying herself to be the resident’s girlfriend. She went on to tell dispatch the men were “ginormous” and were dressed in “black hoods”. In a struggle with the assailants, she was able to pull out some dreadlocks out of Johnson’s head.
If the DNA from Johnson’s hair and the initial 911 call weren’t enough, security camera footage from a nearby parking garage revealed the men entering and exiting a white Mercedes Benz. The fairly conspicuous vehicle was easily identified by the apartment resident as belonging to CJ Fuller.
The next day the men were arraigned and released on $25,000 in bond and were forced to wear GPS anklets until their trial begins at a later date. Both men were excused from their first court appearance on May 17, but the prosecution is continuing to build their case with all three pieces of evidence in tow.
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