Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor weapons charges earlier this week, after the police raided his home on Dec. 14 and arrested him.
Less than 48 hours after that arrest, Johnson was at a Chicago bar and his friend and bodyguard, Willie B. Posey, was shot and killed.
These are just the latest incidents in what has been a tumultuous stretch for Mr. Johnson. It's also been revealed that the police have visited his residence 30 times over the past two years.
Page 2 has obtained records indicating the reasons for many of those visits OK, we used our imaginations.
Jan. 31, 2005: Officers respond to Mr. Johnson's bedroom to help unlock the handcuffs he and his mistress were using.
Feb. 9, 2005: Officer pulls over Mr. Johnson near his home and tickets him for expired tags on his M1A1/2 Abrams battle tank.
March 2, 2005: Police and paramedics respond after Mr. Johnson mistakes mailman for burglar.
April 19, 2005: Police and paramedics respond after Mr. Johnson mistakes Seventh Day Adventist missionary for burglar.
May 22, 2005: Police and paramedics respond after Mr. Johnson mistakes a Cincinnati Bengal for burglar.
July 4, 2005: Multiple units respond to neighbors' complaints that Mr. Johnson does not have required permits for annual fireworks/hand grenade/mortar display in cul-de-sac.
Aug. 5, 2005: Mr. Johnson requests police assistance to rescue cat from tree in front yard; neighbors call to report shots fired at Mr. Johnson's residence; Mr. Johnson calls to say assistance is no longer required, cat problem has been solved.
Aug. 18, 2005: Police and paramedics respond when neighborhood "paintbullet" game gets out of hand.
Oct. 23, 2005: Police and paramedics respond after Mr. Johnson tries to boost career of rapper friend by shooting him three times in rear end.
Dec. 14, 2005: Mr. Johnson calls for distribution help for United Way project of donating arms to U.S. soldiers in Fallujah.
Jan. 1, 2006: Officers stop by to thank Mr. Johnson for his generous contribution to the 2005 Chicago Policemen's Ball fund.
Feb. 6, 2006: Officers respond to reports of a raucous party and gunfire at Mr. Johnson's house. Instead, they find Mr. Johnson playing host to a quiet monthly Scrabble game of the Bears' quilting circle.
March 24, 2006: Officers respond to call from Mr. Johnson about excessive noise at neighboring residence. Mr. Johnson says the disturbance is interrupting his opportunity to read "A Farewell to Arms."
April 12, 2006: Mr. Johnson calls for police escort to Best Buy, just like when the team bus gets on its way to games.
May 25, 2006: Police respond to complaints from neighbors that Mr. Johnson's new row of evergreen trees is blocking their view of the flat Midwestern landscape.
July 4, 2006: Multiple units respond to neighbors' complaints that Mr. Johnson still does not have required permit for annual fireworks/hand grenade/mortar display in cul-de-sac.
Sept. 4, 2006: Mr. Johnson calls in troopers to help him and his children play a more realistic version of cops and robbers.
Oct. 7, 2006: Police respond to neighborhood rumor that Mr. Johnson is holding Steve Bartman hostage in his basement, don't find Bartman, but do find bone chips from the elbows of Kerry Wood.
Nov. 15, 2006: Police show up and find the Cubs' Jim Hendry hog-tied in Mr. Johnson's living room, staring down the barrel of a shotgun, with Mr. Johnson screaming, "How could you spend $294 million on those overrated bums!!!!"
Dec. 26. 2006: Officers and paramedics respond after Mr. Johnson accidentally draws and fires AK-47 instead of Wii remote console while playing "Call of Duty 3."