Chicago Bears Tackle Tank Johnson found out how much he has to lose today. The Bears waived him after he was arrested in Gilbert, Arizona on the criminal charge of being impaired to the slightest degree.
Following last season’s Super Bowl, Johnson served 60 days in the Cook County jail for possession of a firearm, a violation of his probation for a previous weapons charge. The NFL, in a crackdown on bad off-the-field behavior, suspended Johnson for the first eight games of the upcoming season.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Bears had set a “no room for error” policy for Johnson. His arrest, even for a minor infraction, violated that policy and the Bears have let him go.