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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Two former members of the Clemson Tigers 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship team were arrested on Wednesday. They are accused of robbing an individual at gunpoint.

The crime happened in downtown Clemson. Jadar Johnson, a former Clemson safety, and Charlie Bernard Fuller, also known as C.J. Fuller, a former Clemson running back, were charged with Armed Robbery. They were also charged with Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Crime.

Jadar Johnson (left), Charlie

Jadar Johnson (left), Charlie “CJ” Fuller (center), and Quaven Ferguson (right) (From: Clemson Police Department)

Johnson and Fuller reportedly had another man involved in the incident. Quaven Maurice Ferguson, a Duke Blue Devils reserve defensive tackle, was also arrested.

The incident happened at approx. 4 pm on Sloan Street at an apartment. The victim called the law enforcement authorities, who said they were robbed at gunpoint, and reportedly helped describing the individuals.

Johnson, Fuller, and Ferguson allegedly knocked on the victim’s door. Then, they forced their way inside and robbed the victim, according to reports.

While inside, the suspects, according to police, allegedly took the victim’s cash and also their cell phone before leaving the residence. As they were leaving, they went in the direction of a parking deck located in downtown Clemson.

The three alleged suspects are currently in Clemson City Jail. They are all awaiting their bond hearing.

The three were identified from the vehicle they were using.

Johnson, who signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent, retired from the league just three days into training camp. He retired “because he wanted to get help for his mental health.”

“I felt so relieved when I talked about my problems and I talked about what was going on in my mind instead of just keeping it in,” Johnson said via USA TODAY. “I was always a quiet person. Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve always been quiet, never really talked about much. And once I realized that I could still be a strong man and come talk to people about my problems, it made me feel so much better, like a sigh of relief.

“When I got away from the game, I saw that it wasn’t [the problem] because I missed it the instant I left from it, even though I didn’t admit that to people right away. But I was missing the game as soon as I left, so I don’t think I ever lost passion for the game – that was just my way of putting a blame on something instead of just being a man and taking responsibility.”


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