Tejay Johnson to have December trial for alleged assault

Matt Sugam

Tejay Johnson’s trial date for his connection to an alleged assault of a 35-year-old in Egg Harbor Township will be in December, according to  The Egg Harbor Township Current. An actual trial date has not been set yet.

“We are aware of the situation and the fact that the initial charges were reduced,” Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood said in a statement when Johnson’s original court date was set. ”We will not comment further until the legal process is complete.”

Johnson was arrested and charged with robbery, aggravated assault and criminal restraint on June 19 in his hometown of Egg Harbor Township. However, those charges have since been reduced to simple assault, according to the report.

Johnson was arrested with four others after the 35-year-old victim reported that he was held against his will, beaten and had the things from his pockets stolen, according to the report.

The official court docket says Johnson is pleading not guilty.

Johnson has played in all six games for Rutgers this season.

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