Did Pete Johnson Make an Honest Mistake?
Another day and another
former Ohio State player is making the wrong kind of
headlines. This week former Bengal and Ohio
State Fullback Pete "Pepper" Johnson was sentenced to community service for writing a
bad check. Johnson paid the claimant in full before the case went to trial and
the judge sentenced him to community service instead of jail time.
Anyone Can Make a Mistake
used the check to purchase a Dodge Ram Pick-up. Johnson Claims that he thought
he had enough money to cover the check in his account and this really could
happen to anyone. Who knows he may have just written a check from the wrong
account or forgot to make his deposit.
the other hand, if he made a simple mistake he would have had an opportunity to
correct it before he was taken to court. Your average person will call and try
to get another check or another means of payment when your check bounces. They
don’t run out and hire an attorney.
fact that this went to trial and the Judge decided that Johnson needed to do
community service after he repaid the debt leads me to believe that Johnson was
guilty in this case. Hopefully he learned his lesson.