Many athletes have found themselves in trouble with the law once they’re back in their hometown, and receiver Josh Morgan looks to be no exception.
Morgan signed a deal with the Bears just last week, and now he’s been arrested and booked on one charge of misdemeanor simple assault in his hometown of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Paul Metcalf confirmed to the NFL Network. News4 is reporting that Morgan’s arrest stemmed from an incident with a valet at Cities Restaurant and Lounge just off K Street in downtown DC.
“I was just standing there and I looked up, and in the blink of an eye he just punched me right in the mouth,” Kevin 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… “It’s not fair for anybody to go around punching people just doing their job; 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 was released soon after his booking, and he’ll have a May 22 court date, reports the Washington Post. He spoke to WRC-TV on Monday, proclaiming his innocence.
“I didn’t touch him,” Morgan said. “I didn’t do anything. This is crazy. I’m not worried about nothing… I have always been a stand-up guy in the community. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before.”