Florida A&M QB Says He Made Up Story About Robbery, Assault

Transfer from Tulsa was charged Friday with filing a false police report


Feb. 22, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M quarterback Mike Johnson confessed Friday to making up a story that he was robbed and assaulted in his dorm room.

The 19-year-old freshman, a transfer from Tulsa, was charged Friday with filing a false police report and impeding an investigation, both third-degree misdemeanors, police said. Johnson was taken to the Leon County Jail and was scheduled for a first appearance Saturday.

Johnson told authorities he was thrown down on his bed by intruders about 4 a.m. Tuesday, police said. He told campus police the intruders wrote "Mike + football death," on a mirror, refrigerator and television in the room.

"He confessed that he made it up," said Angela Kirkland, a lieutenant on the school's police force. "He didn't really go into detail."

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