GAINESVILLE -- The mysterious saga involving Florida football player Carl Johnson, his ex-girlfriend and a temporary restraining order will last at least until spring.
The attorney representing the ex-girlfriend requested and was granted a continuance on the case today at the Alachua County Courthouse. The lawyer wouldn't say why he needed more time. No criminal charges have been filed against Johnson but the ex-girlfriend has successfully humiliated her former boyfriend with some rather detailed accusations. You can go to another blog for those details. We're not going to drag this guy through the mud anymore until we hear from Johnson or his lawyer and they're not commenting.
The ex-girlfriend filed for a temporary injunction on Feb.9. Today's court hearing was to determine if the restraining order should be made permanent. The new court date is set for April 7. Oh, joy! More nonsense to cover during spring football.
Johnson violated the terms of the temporary injunction on Feb.10 when he rode on the same campus bus as his ex-girlfriend, sitting about three-feet away from her and speaking to an acquaintance, 18-year-old Nia Phillips, of his ex-girlfriend. Phillips and the ex-girlfriend filed sworn statements of the incident and Johnson was arrested for a misdemeanor. He spent the night in jail and was released the next morning on his own recognizance.
Johnson, a talented offensive lineman, is expected to compete for a starting tackle position this spring. Practice begins on March 25. The University of Florida is not commenting on Johnson's status with the team.