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By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Former University of Southern California and NFL football player Keyshawn Johnson was arrested early Monday at his home in the Los Angeles-area community of Calabasas on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery after reports of an incident involving his ex-girlfriend.

Johnson, 40, was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. PDT when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a possible spousal assault call.

Deputies “determined that the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute,” sheriff’s officials said in a statement.

Johnson was released at 9:15 a.m. in lieu of $20,000, they said.

Johnson first made his name as a USC standout receiver before playing in the NFL for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. Since retiring, he has worked as a TV football analyst and appeared on “Dancing With the Stars.”

He gained notoriety in his Calabasas neighborhood last year for confronting singer Justin Bieber after allegedly seeing the pop star’s car speeding through their gated community while children were outside.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.