Jemal Johnson sacked by Shrimpers
MK Dons: Southend United have given Jemal Johnson 14 days notice of their intention to terminate the winger's contract at Roots Hall.Johnson: On his way out of Roots Hall So those talks last Wednesday didn't go well! Shrimpers winger Jemal Johnson, a free summer signing on a 12-month deal from the wilds of Bulgaria, was suspended by the Essex boys for two weeks at the end of November pending a full review into his conduct following his October arrest by police outside Faces nightclub in Ilford.
The American, 26, was not considered for selection and did not take part in training during that time, with the internal disciplinary hearing taking place last week where he was given the chance to give his side of the story.
A decision has now been taken that Johnson has no future at the Essex club, subject to an appeal.
A statement on www.southendunited.co.uk said: "Southend United can confirm it has provided Jemal Johnson with 14 days notice of the football club's intention to terminate his contract. The decision follow an internal investigation and disciplinary hearing into the conduct of the player following his arrest at a nightclub in late October. Mr Johnson has 14 days in which to appeal the decision. No further comment will be made."
Let's face it, as cynical as it is, Johnson has never lived up to any potential the Shrimpers faithful belived he may have had and could bring to the team, he's not been very good!
Oh well, that would certainly free up some funds for transfers!
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The Johnson FilesJohnson as a Lokomotiv Sofia player in 2011. Personal information Full name Jemal Jermaine Johnson Date of birth 3 May 1985 (1985-05-03) (age 26) Place of birth Paterson, New Jersey, United States Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Playing position WingerStriker Club information Current club Southend United Number 14 Youth career Manchester United 2001-2004 Blackburn Rovers Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 2004-2006 Blackburn Rovers 6 (0) 2005 → Preston North End (loan) 3 (1) 2006 → Darlington (loan) 9 (3) 2006-2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 (3) 2007 → Leeds United (loan) 5 (0) 2007-2011 Milton Keynes Dons 96 (12) 2010 → Stockport County (loan) 16 (2) 2010 → Port Vale (loan) 6 (0) 2011 Lokomotiv Sofia 11 (1) 2011- Southend United 5 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 30 November 2011 (UTC).† Appearances (Goals).
(Full article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jemal_Johnson)
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