OAKLAND, Calif. -- Football star Keyshawn Johnson was
ordered Friday to stay away from an East Bay man who was dating his
ex-wife, attorneys said.
John Mahannah Jr., 31, of Richmond said Johnson threatened to
kill him, "beat him to a pulp," made repeated harassing phone
calls and chased after him at a funeral both men attended,
according to court documents. Four men had to hold Johnson back
from attacking Mahannah in public.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Julie Conger on Friday
granted a restraining order that's valid for three years. Johnson
will be allowed to visit his ex-wife's home, where his two children
live. A temporary restraining order issued last month required
Johnson to stay away from his ex-wife's home.
Johnson, the wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who was
deactivated midseason, has apologized for his conduct, said John
Burris, Johnson's lawyer.
Johnson was upset with Mahannah because he believed Mahannah was
going to interfere with his efforts to reconcile with his ex-wife,
Shikiri Hightower, Burris said.
Johnson and Hightower are vacationing together in Mexico, Burris
But Mahannah said he still has reason to fear for his life.
Johnson's last threatening phone call was made Jan. 20, after
the temporary restraining order was issued, Mahannah said.
"I've been going through pretty much hell," Mahannah said.
Mahannah said he's upset the district attorney has refused to
file criminal charges against Johnson.