MIAMI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson was questioned by Miami police regarding an investigation into the shooting death of a man.
Johnson, a Miami native, spoke with detectives Monday at police headquarters, according to The Miami Herald.
“Chad has confirmed to the club that he cooperated with the Miami Police earlier this week as part of an investigation,” the team said in a statement released Friday to The Associated Press. “Police have characterized this as a routine procedure and have stressed that Chad is not a suspect or even a person of interest in this case.”
Authorities have not said why Johnson was questioned or what connection he may have had in the death of Curtis Tavares Dopson last Friday.
The 27-year-old Dopson was shot near the doorway of a duplex he moved into about four months ago, the newspaper said. No arrests have been made.