Reports: Nico Johnson arrested

Alabama Crimson Tide recruit Nico Johnson was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of harassment, according to the Bama Beat and College Football Talk.

Johnson’s arrest was listed in the May 6 edition of the Andalusia Star News police blotter. The Star News reported, “Nico Johnson on a misdemeanor charge of harassment after a verbal, non-physical altercation with another male. He was released on a $500 bond.”

According to the Bama Beat, “Johnson’s brother Michael defended Nico to the Press-Register, saying ‘it was another student trying to provoke him, actually,’ and that the charge could be dropped as early as today.”

The Bama Beat also reported a court date is set for May 18.

CFT reports, “Johnson was named a five-star recruit by and given a four-star rating from The early word on the linebacker is that he will have a more-than-fair shot at winning a starting job as a true freshman. Provided, of course, he doesn’t keep ringing-up littering, loitering or seatbelt violations.”