Ex-NFL star Keyshawn Johnson just wants Justin bieber to slow down.
Now an ESPN pundit, Johnson is one of two witnesses to have made statements to Los Angeles police claiming that they saw the teen singer speeding in a white Ferrari in the Calabasas, Calif., neighborhood on Monday evening.
L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says Johnson — who had been standing outside by his Prius with his three-year-old daughter — tailed the Ferrari to Bieber’s home in Calabasas to confront the singer about his alleged reckless driving.
A second witness who was taking trash out also saw Bieber in the driver’s seat, Whitmore said.
According to police reports, on arriving at Bieber’s home Johnson says he saw the 19-year-old backing his Ferrari into a garage. At that point, it’s alleged that the former football star “reached out his arm to prevent the garage door from closing and confronted Bieber who was in the driver’s seat.”
Johnson says the Canadian went into his house without speaking to him. Police attending Bieber’s home were also unable to speak to the singer and were told by security that he had been advised by counsel not to talk to them.
Johnson’s agent, Jerome Stanley, reportedly told TMZ, his client believes the pop star’s driving in the gated community is akin to “playing with dynamite,” adding:
“Keyshawn is taking the situation very seriously … he wants Justin to slow down and be a responsible neighbor.”
Bieber’s camp have denied the singer was driving the Ferrari. This scenario has taken on two forms over the last two days:
1: 22-year-old Odd Future rapper/producer Tyler, The Creator was driving.
2: The singer only got into the driving seat at his house in order to back the car into his garage.
However, Whitmore and other reports say several witnesses claim to have seen the teen behind the wheel. The spokesman also issued a public invitation to the singer:
“Mr Bieber is making statements through others that he was not driving. If he wants to set the record straight, contact us for a sit-down, thorough interview. He has to ask himself this question, ‘If you have nothing to hide, why not talk to us?'”
That sound? A gauntlet.