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Chris Johnson claims New York Jets management misled him about role

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We begin in the NFL where Chris Johnson has criticized the New York Jets management three days after leaving the franchise.

The running back endured a tough season in New York after arriving in 2014 free agency and, speaking on the Rich Eisen Show today, the now-former Jet called out the franchise front office for what he sees as deception.

"Basically, it was a situation where I was going there to be the guy, or whatever...And it was still said both guys (Johnson and Chris Ivory) were gonna get playing time but, you know, I think it was after the second game or something like that, it just switched over and I was getting less and less playing time."

Johnson feels he was let down on the promise of being the number one guy, arguing the Jets front office misled him about his role with the team in order to secure his signature in 2014. But he refrained from pointing the blame at then head coach Rex Ryan.

""I think a lot of it was out of (coach Rex Ryan's) hands because when I sat down and talked to Rex before I signed with the Jets, my role and my situation was going to be totally different to what actually happened."

Clearly frustrated at the lack of time in the limelight, Johnson went on to argue he was never given the opportunity to show his talents with the Jets.

As he heads for free agency for the second successive season it remains to be seen whether he will get another opportunity somewhere else in 2015.


Across to the NBA and it looks like Amar’e Stoudemire has found a new team.

Less than 24-hours after leaving the New York Knicks, league sources claim Stoudemire has committed to joining the Dallas Mavericks.

Elsewhere in the league Kobe Bryant has spoken of the drive he still has to succeed. Facing several months of rehabilitation on a shoulder injury, Bryant cited the veteran Spurs roster as a source of inspiration.

NCAA Basketball

Finally in college basketball, number 23 West Virginia caused a major upset last night. The Mountaineers beat number eight-ranked Kansas 62-61.

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