Keyshawn Johnson Jr. is currently away from the Nebraska football program, after an incident in which authorities found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his dorm room in Lincoln. Johnson Jr., who is set to be a true freshman for the Huskers, won’t be coming back before the fall, either, as his father and NFL legend Keyshawn Johnson made it clear that he was at the helm of the decision.
In an interview with Cari Champion (seen above), Johnson said the following:
“I know everybody’s like, ‘Smoking weed is not that big of a deal. It’s just like wine and beer and cigarettes and cigars.’ Yeah, that’s true. But the problem is: They say don’t do it. We don’t want you doing it in the NFL. We don’t want you doing it in college sports. Don’t do it.”
“If you want to be successful in life, then that’s not the road to take today. If you want to smoke weed when you’re 30 years old, do it all you want. In fact, I’ll buy you a forest if that’s the case. But you’ve got to graduate from college. You have to set yourself up for the rest of your life.”
Johnson also made it clear that his son wasn’t hanging out with a crowd that was wise and the former Pro Bowler pushed back on the idea that outside influences should tell him how to counsel his son in any way.
“He’s going to learn from his mistake. He’ll be better from it. He’s home. He’s training. Show me, show Nebraska, show Mike Riley, show Keith Williams that these are the things you want to do.”
Johnson Jr. remains in California but, according to his father, is actively training in an effort to gain reinstatement in the future.