Former Eagles linebacker Alonzo Johnson was acquitted yesterday in Camden County of charges that he sexually assaulted a woman during a date in 1989.
A visibly relieved Johnson wept and embraced his attorneys after the jury foreman read the not guilty verdicts. Johnson had been charged on two counts: aggravated sexual assault and making terroristic threats, both stemming from a May 1989 incident.
Neither side disputed that Johnson, 27, of the 1200 block of Berwyck Court, Sicklerville, and the woman, 28, had sex on the night of May 21, 1989, in his black BMW. But Assistant County Prosecutor Beth Sylvester said it was a classic case of date rape, while defense attorneys Scott Goldberg and Craig R. Mitnick said the woman was seeking revenge because Johnson had offended her.