Keyshawn given restraining order
Published: Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 23, 2004 at 11:14 p.m.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Keyshawn Johnson has been hit with both a restraining order and a lawsuit brought against him by his ex-wife's new boyfriend.
John Mahannah Jr., of Richmond, claims the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver has repeatedly threatened to hurt or kill him since October 2003. In one alleged Jan. 9 incident at St. Columba's Church in Oakland, Muhannah claims Johnson threatened him at a funeral in front of witnesses and had to be restrained. After the service, outside the church, Johnson allegedly ran to Muhannah and again threatened violence.
In a restraining order request filed Jan. 14 and a subsequent lawsuit filed Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court, Muhannah said there were many other incidents where Johnson allegedly called his phone and threatened to beat him up, kill him or have others inflict violence on him.
Court documents say a taped recorded message of Johnson threatening Mahannah is available along with a different copy of another message left on Mahannah's answering machine threatening violence. In that message, Johnson allegedly tells Muhannah he is going to ``beat him to a pulp.''
According to court documents, Johnson must stay at least 100 yards away from Mahannah and his two children until the restraining order can be reviewed by a judge Feb. 6 in Oakland.
Muhannah also filed suit against Johnson claiming that Johnson has caused him mental anguish and should pay general, punitive and special damages.
Mahannah began dating Johnson's ex-wife in August.
Pola was an assistant coach at USC the last four seasons, the last two as running backs and special teams coach.
Graves was the wide receivers coach with the Buffalo Bills the last three seasons and spent the previous 26 seasons as an assistant at Utah.
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