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Sister of Chargers' Tre'Von Johnson Was Arrested in March for Allegedly Choking Him in Laundry Fight

SAN DIEGO, CA-OCTOBER-14:  The football helmet of John Phillips #83 of the San Diego Chargers lays on the field during the football game against Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium October 14, 2013 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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As if the life of a journeyman NFL player wasn't tough enough, Chargers linebacker Tre'Von Johnson was allegedly thrown a curveball this past March.

Johnson, who has played for several teams since going undrafted out of Kent State in 2017, was apparently choked by his sister in a fight over laundry, per TMZ Sports.

The following is per TMZ's report of the event:

According to police documents...Cops say Tkeyah grabbed Tre'Von by his neck in a rage over not being allowed access to the washing machine ...and when he had trouble breathing -- he pushed her, causing her to fall to the floor.

TMZ Sports

Per police documents obtained by TMZ, marks were clearly visible on Johnson's neck after the incident. When police reportedly determined that Tkeyah Johnson was the primary aggressor, they arrested her, and she was charged with domestic assault including choking, which is a felony in Texas.

By the account, Johnson has made a full recovery, and is expected to report to Chargers' camp later this summer. The 24-year-old played in four games last season but made a minimal impact, only recording three total tackles.