Kelton Johnson, a Georgia Tech recruit who plays offensive line, announced his de-commitment over Twitter this weekend, after attending the Georgia-Georgia Tech game. When pressed as to the reason, he said “police harassment.”
Johnson then provided the following information to From the Rumble Street (FTRS):
Johnson confirmed to FTRS over Twitter that the incident was, in fact, an encounter with a GTPD officer. When recruits visit games, they are identified by a lanyard which is worn around their necks as opposed to a ticket. In this case, Johnson and his brother went to the concession stand and returned to see their mother being approached by an officer who said that she had to leave because she had no ticket. According to Johnson, who showed the officer his lanyard, the officer “felt as though we had forged those badges and we didn’t belong in the game”. Johnson then told the officer that he would decommit because of it, to which the man responded that he “wouldn’t care because he would still have his job if I went there or not”.
Johnson is the brother of Kaleb Johnson, who was just signed the Baltimore Ravens’ active roster for tonight’s game.