The former basketball player who was twice a All star of the NBA, Eddie johnson, died at age 65 in the Santa Rosa Correctional Facility, in the state of Florida, where he was serving a life sentence since 2006 for sexually abusing a minor.
The former player of Atlanta Hawks had been arrested aftersearch for an 8-year-old girl after entering her apartment while his father was away. Even three days later he raped a 25-year-old girl. There were more than 100 times that Johnson was stopped after he stopped playing professionally. On two of those occasions it was for crimes related to drug trafficking, assaults and scams.
Until now, The cause of Johnson’s death has not been disclosed, better known as Fast eddie during his career that lasted for 10 years until It ended in 1987 when he received a lifetime suspension from the NBA for cocaine use..
Johnson averaged 15.1 points and 5.1 assists in 675 NBA games. Emerging from Auburn University, he was an NBA All Star in 1980 and 1981, both times as a member of the Hawks, where he spent eight and a half seasons, before also serving in the Cleveland Cavaliers and Seattle SuperSonics.
However, he got into trouble after finishing his NBA career and was finally arrested in 2006 for that sexual assault, being sentenced to life in prison in 2008. “I don’t blame anyone for what happened to me except myself. It is not the money. People do not understand, when you are involved with the drug culture, it is the hustle and bustle that accompanies it “, had declared a few years ago in the USA Today media.