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NFL Star Chris Johnson -- Why Are The Cops Here?

5/4/2011 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson got a knock on his door from the cops yesterday ... and according to the NFL star, it all went down because he's, "Young, black and rich."

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TMZ has confirmed ... the Orlando Police Department got an anonymous "non-specific" tip about  high-end cars entering and exiting Johnson's condo complex yesterday afternoon.

We're told cops performed a "knock and talk" at Johnson's Florida residence to follow up on the tip. When cops arrived to Johnson's home, he was "cooperative" and "cordial" -- and in the middle of a shoot for a TV project.

Law enforcement tells us they checked out the scene -- and determined there was absolutely nothing illegal about the situation ... and left without incident.

Moments after cops walked out the door, Johnson tweeted, "Y did the police just walk in my condo saying they think it's drug activity because it's alot of traffic but it was the MTV camera crew."

He added, "Hard being young, black and rich."

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91.

steven katona    

sick of it 3 minutes ago
This guy is GETTO TRASH!! Just the plain truth..He might have money for playing a sport but he's TRASH with a very small BRAIN..
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brainsize matters and obviously we're all sick of you 'sick of it'. what a snide comment. this man's rise to superstardom did not include ethical and a stellar blue blooded education like mr obama! not everone gets the same breaks in life and all i know is that chris is reacting to negative criticism and as a fan all i can do is comment on what it takes for him to overcome this backlash and bring forth a publicity campaign that lets his fellow citizens/countrymen know that he's on the ride side of the fence for the american dream and everyone can just go to hell if they don't like it! free icecream and hotdogs chris! let em all know they got an american hero in their midst! its time for tales of grandeur as this all star american hero tells it like it is cause i know footballs a contact sport so he should be right in his niche gettin out there and meeting his neigbors and city leaders! its time for him to take a negative and turn it into a positive by showing his leadership and taking the bull by the horns! chris! contact the mayor! tell em you want a meeting!

1267 days ago
92.

jswang    

No what's ignorant to me is some of you guys comments. He is totally correct that the police came to his house because he is black. White people will never understand that race has a lot to do with everything. The world and cops are peachy to you unitil you get arrested or something bad happens. If he was young and white with cars going in and out of his drive way I seriously doubt neighbors would have called the police on him.

1267 days ago
93.

Chingaling    

Its hard being black and gifted sometimes I just wanna throw it all down and get lifted

1267 days ago
94.

Brenden    

Chris Johnson is a very succesful running back. How would you like it if the cops show up at your house, and try and get you into trouble. He has enough to worry about with football.

1267 days ago
95.

sick of it    

LolaMonroe123 lmao @ you..Is your head hurting after all that thought!!!

1267 days ago
96.

SmartBoy    

To all who are claiming that either A: he should not be upset that the cops showed up at his home or B: The neighbors did the right thing be calling the cops need to ask themselves the question of why did the neighbor call? According to the story the neighbor called because several/one nice car(s) (driven by young black males) pulled into his complex. The assumption is that they were doing something illegal and needed to be check out, and that is what makes it racist.

1267 days ago
97.

SmartBoy    

To all who are claiming that either A: he should not be upset that the cops showed up at his home or B: The neighbors did the right thing be calling the cops need to ask themselves the question of why did the neighbor call? According to the story the neighbor called because several/one nice car(s) (driven by young black males) pulled into his complex. The assumption is that they were doing something illegal and needed to be check out, and that is what makes it racist.

1267 days ago
98.

old wite mama    

Real n the field..your a funny little black guy..before you start talking lazy and laying on asses you need to check statistics on how many of yo bruthas are in prison fo layin on they asses..oh, unless they're stealing, dealing drugs or bustin a cap in someone. Fo realz..

1267 days ago
99.

moe    

sick of it ur are a and idiot and prove how far we have to go you Racist I meet plenty of people who can't talk WHITE, BLACK,ASIAN,HSPANIC it has to do with th individual and not the color of your skin Jerk!

1267 days ago
100.

MikeyMike    

NONE of you have ever been slaves, nor have any of you owned one, therefore, NONE of you can speak about the "Hell" black people had to go through since you were not there. The race card is completely "Played out." The damn president is Black you morons. Stop holding onto something that nobody cares about and has moved on from. I can't help but believe that the one using the race card is the true racist. Go ahead and put this slogan on a T-Shirt - "The Race Card" - an ignorant mans last refuge!

1267 days ago
101.

sick of it    

MikeyMike 7 minutes ago NONE of you have ever been slaves, nor have any of you owned one, therefore, NONE of you can speak about the "Hell" black people had to go through since you were not there. The race card is completely "Played out." The damn president is Black you morons. Stop holding onto something that nobody cares about and has moved on from. I can't help but believe that the one using the race card is the true racist. Go ahead and put this slogan on a T-Shirt - "The Race Card" - an ignorant mans last refuge!


WELL SAID...100% TRUE

1267 days ago
102.

MikeyMike    

LolaMonroe123 - with the comment of "BLACK POWER"..kind of makes you sound racist..

1267 days ago
103.

sick of it    

Lets get the record straight.When it comes to a person blaming his misforture on his skin instead of his choice of roads to take in life,or when one is pull over for speeding down a road and hes spits out the race card instead of being an adult YES I'AM a racist and those people belong in the ground with all the other CHIT..

1267 days ago
104.

sick of it    

MikeyMike 7 minutes ago NONE of you have ever been slaves, nor have any of you owned one, therefore, NONE of you can speak about the "Hell" black people had to go through since you were not there. The race card is completely "Played out." The damn president is Black you morons. Stop holding onto something that nobody cares about and has moved on from. I can't help but believe that the one using the race card is the true racist. Go ahead and put this slogan on a T-Shirt - "The Race Card" - an ignorant mans last refuge!

1267 days ago
105.

en Todo Momento!!    

don't worry, you! they do that with rich white people all the time. they just knock to check if everything is a-okay. didn't you know???!

1267 days ago
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