NOT THAT EDDIE JOHNSON

“FAST EDDIE”  JOHNSON

Ten-year NBA veteran Edward Lee Johnson Jr. was convicted yesterday of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. Johnson now faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Known as “Fast Eddie” Johnson, the former All-Star point guard played mostly with the Atlanta Hawks. Unfortunately, there were two “Eddie Johnsons” who played in the NBA and the one who is NOT a pedaphile has often been confused with the other guy.

 

EDDIE “I’M NOT A CHILD MOLESTER” JOHNSON

The most famous case of misidentification was when ESPN announcer Skip Bayless (an expert on perps and molesters if ever there was one) blasted Johnson for his arrest and further identified him as somebody with a history of drug use and robbery. Bayless was filling in on the Jim Rome radio show. He knew Johnson, a University of Illinois product, from his years of covering sports in Chicago. Sadly, Johnson was completely and totally innocent. Bayless simply had the wrong Eddie Johnson. Several other news organizations picked up on Bayless’ false report and further slandered Johnson who ended up suing Bayless and several media outlets over the fiasco.

 

SKP BAYLESS: REASON # 976 THAT HE’S AN IDIOT

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