Former NFL Wide Receiver Charles Johnson Reportedly Took His Own Life

The findings, which were obtained by USA Today Sports, said, “In the previous week, he had been acting strange and had recently purchased a funeral and cremation service.”

Officials from Raleigh stated that police officers went to the local Hampton Inn after receiving a call for a welfare check when Johnson did not check out when he was scheduled to. Included in the medical examiner’s report was the discovery of Johnson being unresponsive in the room lying on the bed.

He paid for the room on July 15, then went back home and left his residence without some of his essential items. The report said that he left his wallet, cell phone, keys and his car at his home.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A query of the North Carolina Prescription Monitoring Service showed no active prescriptions. An old (2018) short-term hydrocodone prescription was documented.”

The former football player attended and played collegiate football at the University of Colorado Boulder. In 1984, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the NFL draft. During his NFL career, he also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots, and the Buffalo Bills.