CB Johnson leaves Raiders after sister is killed, mother shot in dispute

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Johnson, who had been out since Week 3, returned to the field last week against the Dolphins. (US Presswire)  
Johnson, who had been out since Week 3, returned to the field last week against the Dolphins. (US Presswire)  

Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson left for Ft. Worth, Texas, after learning his sister had been murdered and his mother shot in a domestic dispute.

Police arrested Eugene Esters, 46, who was booked into jail on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in the death of Jennifer Johnson, 33, and the shooting of Della Johnson, 53, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

Esters and Jennifer Johnson had a 2 1/2 year-old daughter who was not harmed, and another child who was not at home at the time of the shooting.

"It's really tough. He's handled it like any man, or any brother or son would, and he's doing a good job, and he'll get himself back here and ready to play," Raiders coach Hue Jackson said.

Johnson, who had been out since Week 3 with an infection stemming from sports hernia surgery late in training camp, played extensively against Miami last week and was hoping to reclaim his starting position against Green Bay.

Jackson said he expected Johnson to return and play against Green Bay.

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