By , Chris Bahr
Published June 21, 2017
Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will not play wide receiver for Nebraska this fall, as he is taking an extended leave of absence from the football program and returning home to California. Johnson, a freshman, was cited for suspicion of marijuana possession earlier this month.
His father, former USC and NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, told the Omaha World-Herald that he is "full support" of the decision, which was a mutual one among himself, Nebraska coach Mike Riley and the athletic department. Riley was the offensive coordinator at USC when the elder Johnson played collegiately.
Johnson Sr. wants his son to "mature" for six months before he decides whether to return to Nebraska. And Johnson didnt hide his disappointment with his son. Among his quotes to the Omaha World-Herald:
Johnson Jr. shared the following post on Twitter on Tuesday night:
Johnson Jr., a four-star recruit in the Class of 2017, enrolled at Nebraska a semester early in January.