ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges.
After his first practice as a pro Monday, Johnson said, “It’s a blessing to be a part of a team, I’m excited to get out here, start working out and start working my tail off.”
He said he never doubted he’d see this day.
“No, never a time. I had faith. I trusted in God”, he said. “I kept working and being determined and kept pushing. I knew it was going to come.”
Johnson said the Broncos reached out to him Saturday.