DETROIT (CBS Detroit) He’s known for clean living, an ‘aw shucks,’ polite demeanor and his love for his mother.
So many were shocked when gossip site TMZ screamed headlines saying Calvin Johnson’s current girlfriend, a Detroit Lions employee, got into it earlier this week with the mother of his alleged six-month old child in Fayetteville, Ga.
The Lions released a statement about the incident, saying: “We are aware of the media report today involving two of our valued and respected members of our organization.
“After talking with both individuals, we believe this is a personal matter and will have no further comment.”
TMZ says Johnson took new girlfriend Brittney McNorton, manager of partnership activation for the Lions, to visit the baby at Shallyn Blanton’s home in Georgia. There’s allegedly an agreement that McNorton isn’t supposed to be around the baby.
So Blanton told police she and Megatron argued, and she tried to get the baby out of his car when McNorton allegedly “leapt from the car screaming that she was going to “molly wop yo ass!”
Urban Dictionary defines “molly wop” like this: “To reach waaay back with your pimp hand, damn near knocking oneself off balance to deliver a massive blow with an inside closed fist to the temple …”
There were no arrests. Police sources indicate the report was handled by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, which did not respond to numerous calls seeking comment.
This certainly isn’t something that meshes with superstar Johnson’s stellar image. His love life has never been a storyline locally or nationally; in fact, he’s never gone public with a girlfriend. He was a supporter of the movie “Real Love,” about a young girl trying to “stay true to her virginity.”
In 2012, he talked to 97.1 The Ticket about women, discussing his humble parents Calvin Johnson Sr. and Arica Johnson, who were once featured prominently in an ESPN story about Johnson. The interview revealed his mom pulled her children from extracurricular activities if they came home from school with any grade lower than a B.
The question was asked: How would Mom react if he brought home a woman he wanted to marry? “You already know,” Johnson said at the time, laughing. “If you knew my mom you would already know. She is gonna be a stickler. You’d better come correct if you come into the house.”