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Son of former Bucs receiver taking leave of absence after marijuana citation

Son of former Bucs receiver taking leave of absence after marijuana citation
Posted at 12:13 PM, Jun 22, 2017

Keyshawn Johnson Jr., the son of former Buccaneers wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, is taking a leave of absence from the University of Nebraska football team six months after joining the program.

He was reportedly cited for marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia earlier this month.

"It's not one big party -- especially when you're playing football," Keyshawn Johnson Sr. told the Omaha World Herald.

"One thing you will not do as my son is you will not embarrass Nebraska, you will not embarrass [coach] Mike Riley and you will not embarrass this family," Johnson Sr. told the paper. "If you mature and you're ready to presume your football career and academic goals, then Nebraska will be ready to embrace you ... If he does everything he's supposed to do, he can join the football program again and become successful."

The paper said the decision was mutual between Keyshawn Jr. and his dad.

Keyshawn Johnson Sr. last played for the Bucs in 2003, and said he hopes his son will be back in January.