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Keyshawn Johnson

CLEARED

After Domestic Violence Arrest

5/2/2014 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Keyshawn just issued a statement saying ... "I am pleased that law enforcement acted quickly and that this matter has been fairly resolved."

"The quick decision results from the fact that I should not have been arrested because no crime was committed. I did not and would not touch, grab or strike a woman -- any woman."

"Though Jennifer and I are both pleased that this matter is over, we very much resent the fact that I was ever arrested in the first place. I apologize to my friends, family, fans and colleagues for this matter."
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Keyshawn Johnson
will NOT be prosecuted for domestic violence ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the L.A. County District Attorney has rejected the case ... after cops determined the arrest was an overreaction by someone who was speaking on the phone with Keyshawn's baby mama.

TMZ broke the story ... Keyshawn was arrested last month for allegedly wrestling a cell phone out of the woman's hand ... slightly injuring her hand in the process.   We're told an argument had erupted when Keyshawn saw his GF reading texts from someone as they were speaking.

We're told it was all triggered by the person on the phone who heard the argument between Keyshawn and his baby mama that ended with him throwing the phone to the ground and breaking it.  The person who was on the phone heard the argument, became alarmed and called 911.

As for his baby mama's injury -- authorities now say she sustained a very small scratch on her finger while trying to hold on to the phone and it amounted to nothing.

Law enforcement sources say when L.A. County Sheriff's deputies arrived ... both Keyshawn and his baby mama were surprised and no one wanted to pursue charges.  Nonetheless Keyshawn was arrested.

We couldn't reach Keyshawn's lawyer, Shawn Holley, for comment. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
22 COMMENTS

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1.

static    

I'm sure OJ's first confrontation with Nicole "amounted to nothing" too.

84 days ago
2.

bkblueknight    

haha the person on the other end of the phone is a **** stirring idiot and probably persona non grata with keyshawn.

84 days ago
3.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

They're lying to cover his azz

84 days ago
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6one9    

Taking a phone from some dumb bitch does not qualify as Domestic violence!!!

84 days ago
5.

Brite    

...Ya until next time.

84 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Good. I don't know if it's black women or just TMZ's reporting, but it seems that black women love to scream domesticate violence every time they get in an argument with their boyfriends. Of course, then there's Paul Simon, but even there, the wife said they had only four fights in 22 years of marriage. Do white women scream assault, too, but because of TMZ's preponderance of stories about blacks, it just appears to be their "thing"?

84 days ago
7.

PureRadiance    

Lock ' em all up!

84 days ago
8.

MILK    

he would be a good husband for a punching bag

84 days ago
9.

Rigby    

See that was his plan along. Cause a stink somewhere else with Bieber to deflect his own wife beating as$. Boooooo on domestic violence 👎👎👎

83 days ago
10.

zombie    

Gotta love an athlete and the apologists who worship them.

83 days ago
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Brian    

Talk about going overboard. There was no injury but some little scratch. Neither wanted to press charges yet he was arrested. So stupid. What a waste of taxpayer money too. It isn't free to go through all of that.

83 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

He takes a phone from a woman, who isn't injured and doesn't want to press charges, and he's arrested. Yet Ben Rothliesberger forcibly raoes two women and is walking around free. Yeah, that makes sense.

83 days ago
13.

K South West    

Ok now where is the fashion police

83 days ago
14.

kimkardashianstalkingass    

Rihanna be like: This is how this sHiit starts, now watch out for Round 2. KJ is obviously extremely arrogant, maybe even more so than Chris Brown, and arrogant jerks like these guys will ALWAYS treat their better half as a lesser half. Wait until he rips off half of one of ears one day, then we can tell her, "ya shoulda listened when you coulda"

83 days ago
15.

Edddie Nash    

Her white friend was on the phone.

83 days ago

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