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Tank Pleads Guilty To Probation Violations

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Feb 9, 2007 3:33PM

2007_02_sports_tank_johnson_guilty.jpgNow that the Super Bowl is history, Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson will be busy dealing with his numerous legal issues stemming from his December arrest.

On Thursday, Johnson plead guilty to probation violations in a Cook County courtroom. He has been on probation as a result of gun-related guilty plea dating back to 2005.

Judge John Moran delayed Tank's sentencing until March 15 so that a presentencing investigation can be done. In the meantime, Johnson remains under house arrest.

Johnson still awaits his trial in Lake County on the gun charges. He plead not guilty in that case. Of course, Chicagoist doesn't quite grasp how he can be guilty of violating his probation
if, by pleading not guilty to the gun charges, he seems to be claiming his innocence to those charges. Wouldn't Thursday's guilty plea seem to work against his case? Maybe some lawyer can enlighten us to Tank's defense strategy?

Image via AP Photo/M. Spencer Green