Bears’ WR Josh Morgan charged with assault

Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Morgan has been charged with assault in his hometown of Washington D.C.

Kenneth Johnson told News4’s Pat Collins he was working as a valet driver around 1 a.m. Sunday when a large SUV pulled up to Cities Restaurant and Lounge just off K Street downtown. Josh Morgan, who signed with the Chicago Bears last week, got out with two women. Johnson said he looked at the women, which apparently upset Morgan.

“I was just standing there and I looked up, and in the blink of an eye he just punched me right in the mouth,” Johnson said. “Instantly my mouth is bleeding profusely, just blood coming out all over my jacket and stuff. I was scared. I didn’t know what to do.”

 Johnson claims he never provoked Morgan.

“It’s not fair for anybody to go around punching people just doing their job,” Johnson said. “I didn’t say anything disrespectful to the lady. I didn’t look at her or sexualize her in any way. I just looked in the direction and I got hit.”

Morgan told Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington that he’s innocent.

The Bears have released a statement.

“We are aware of Josh Morgan’s presence at a weekend incident in Washington, D.C. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the event.”

 

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