NFL former player Charles Johnson, former Pittsburgh and New England receiver, with whom he won the first Super Bowl in the history of the Patriots, and the first of Tom Brady's 7 has died at 50. The man was found dead in a hotel room in Raleigh, North Carolina: police believe Johnson should have died of natural causes, therefore, at the moment, both murder and suicide have been ruled out.
Johnson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round (17th overall selection) of the 1994 NFL Draft. Born in San Bernardino on January 3, 1972, he attended Cajon High School in his hometown. He then studied at the University of Colorado Boulder where he played for the Colorado Buffaloes.
Charles Johnson died at 50 year-old
Johnson served as president of the Black Student Alliance and ran unsuccessfully for student body president, after being disqualified on account of being a continuing education student who had not yet paid his university fees.
With the Pittsburgh Steelers he played for five seasons, with a career record of 1,008 yards received in 1996. After two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2000), in 2001 he signed with the New England Patriots with whom he graduated NFL champion by winning the Super Bowl XXXVI against the St.
Louis Rams. He ended his career in 2002 with the Buffalo Bills. His Heritage Huskies team took to Twitter to remember their coach on Tuesday. They wrote: "RIP Coach. Many will miss you, especially your Husky family." There is currently no confirmed cause of death.
An autopsy will probably have to be carried out to clarify the causes of the death of the former NFL player, although at the moment it has not been confirmed, while the hypothesis of violent death has been set aside for the moment: in the next day will come more updates.