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                      === Tulsa's Johnson to turn pro ===
 
 Tulsa, OK (Sports Network) - Tulsa wide receiver/kick returner Damaris Johnson
 has chosen to leave school and pursue a professional football career.
 
 Johnson  was suspended  indefinitely near the beginning of the 2011 season for
 his  involvement  in an off-campus incident.  He was given a one-year deferred
 sentence in October after pleading guilty to embezzlement charges.
 
 "It's  unfortunate that  Damaris has decided not to complete his education and
 return  to the  football team at The  University of Tulsa. We hope nothing but
 the best for Damaris and his future. He sure has the ability to reach the next
 level," Golden Hurricane head coach Bill Blankenship said.
 
 Johnson  ended  the 2010 season as  the NCAA's all-time record-holder for all-
 purpose yards (7,796) and career kickoff return yards (3,417).
 
 In  39  career games  for Tulsa,  Johnson had 2,746  receiving yards and 1,062
 rushing yards.
 
 
 01/09 18:56:03 ET

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