The NFL is reportedly looking into a claim of domestic assault involving line judge Carl Johnson.
A woman claiming to be Johnson's former live-in girlfriend filed court documents and went to police claiming Johnson physically abused her in 2016 and 2017. She told TMZ Sports she also went to the NFL in March 2017 asking for counselling.
She filed for a restraining order in July, according to a spokesperson for the Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court, but the request was dismissed July 21. The woman has appealed the decision, noted ESPN.
"The matter is under review under the league's personal conduct policy," an NFL spokesperson told the website. The conduct policy applies to all league personnel, including coaches, owners and officials.
Johnson was the NFL's top official from 2010 to '12 before returning to the field as the league's first full-time official. He dropped full-time status a few years later and was not among the 21 full-time officials announced by the league earlier this month.
The line judge is part of referee Terry McAulay's crew and worked Sunday's game between theand at Arrowhead Stadium.