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JACK JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Senate urging for presidential pardon for ex-boxing champ Jack Johnson

The U.S. Senate is urging for a presidential pardon for former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. The Senate passed an amendment, which was introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Harry Reid (D-NV), Thursday that seeks for a posthumous pardon for Johnson, who was the first black heavyweight champion. In 1913, Johnson was charged with violating the Man Act after transporting...
Via Fox Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: First round draft options

Drama has continued throughout the past month in the NHL with more storylines than the league could have possibly hoped for. The draft lottery proved to be no different with the Edmonton Oilers ending up with the first pick over the Buffalo Sabres, winning the prize of Connor McDavid. The Columbus Blue Jackets ended up in the spot that was expected for them to be in, set to draft...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Johnson’s Situation Should Open Door For NHL To Educate Players (Video)

Jack Johnson was the subject of some troubling, sad and strange news on Friday when it was learned that he filed for bankruptcy after his parents mismanaged his money. The Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman and former third overall pick signed a $30 million contract several years ago, but drowned in debt when he put his trust and confidence in his parents by letting them handle all...
Via NESN.com
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Johnson’s parents reportedly led him to bankruptcy

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson filed for bankruptcy before the start of the 2014-2015 season. Johnson, who will earn $5 million this season and has made roughly $18 million during his nine-year NHL career, has spent almost all of his money and is still in debt. Would you believe that the 27-year-old’s parents led...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson Bankrupt After Parents Borrow $15M

This embed is invalid" /> Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson is dealing with a difficult family situation. Johnson filed for bankruptcy Oct. 7 despite earning more than $18 million during his nine-year NHL career, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Sources close to Johnson told The Dispatch that Johnson’s own parents — Jack Sr. and...
Via NESN.com
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Johnson Suspended Three Games For Illegal Check To Head (Video)

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for an illegal check to Carolina Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty’s head. Johnson was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head in the Blue Jackets’ 4-2 home loss Tuesday night. The suspension will cost Johnson $70,277.Filed under: NHL, The Associated Press, Top Stories
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2013/14 Season Review: Jack Johnson

CBJ Season in Review: Jack Johnson Jack Johnson is the most divisive single player in the stats vs “eye test” debate, and it’s not hard to understand why. His on-ice presence screams “big time player”; he’s got the look of a star, and with a quick glance, maybe the tools to be a star. But in nearly every measurable category, Johnson is a drain on his teammates and his...
Via BS Hockey
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: An offseason outlook

Coming off the most successful season in Columbus Blue Jackets’ history, General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has a number of crucial decisions to make which will determine the future of the organization. The franchise earned its first ever playoff wins and interest in the team throughout Columbus is at an all-time high. Improving on last season’s success means roster alterations...
Via isportsweb.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Johnson on Pens: 'They're nothing special'

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A momentary lapse by the Blue Jackets in the third period Monday night was all that it took for the Pittsburgh Penguins to score three goals and snatch the victory in Game 3. With a 2-1 series lead belonging to the Penguins, can the Blue Jackets set another franchise milestone and win their first playoff game at home Wednesday night? If you ask the guys in the room...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Johnson helping Blue Jackets stay in the playoff mix

Call it an early Christmas present for the Blue Jackets and their fans. After a so-so start to the season, Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson has stepped up his game in a big way and been an impact player in the team's strong December. Whether it's been jumping into the play offensively or using his speed to close the gap defensively, Johnson has been visible in all three zones of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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