Johnson asked his more than 3 million followers, “How is everyone’s Friday going so far?” Within 10 minutes, Chris Olivas, a resident of San Marcos, Texas, replied, “Facing eviction but it’s Friday so?” alongside a shrug emoji.
Nearly an hour later, Olivas shared a screenshot of a PayPal balance of $1,500.07 he received from the former Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro wide receiver.
“‘God is our refuge and strength.’ I owe this man my life,” the Texas resident captioned the image.
Johnson reshared the receipt image and wrote, “Tell your landlord next time WE fall behind on rent to play me in FIFA for the balance.”
According to the Bleacher Report, he played in the NFL for 11 seasons after being drafted by the Bengals as a second-round pick in 2001. He was a fan favorite because of his bold personality and showy antics on and off the field.
Earlier this month, Johnson graciously tipped restaurant servers $209, writing on the tab, “I once had 209
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.