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Metro Digest

Local News in Brief : Marques Johnson Jailed

July 26, 1988

Marques Johnson, forward for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was arrested Saturday and booked on suspicion of beating his wife, police said.

Joycelyn Johnson, 31, told officers at the West Los Angeles Police Station that Johnson struck her several times. There were minor injuries visible on Joycelyn Johnson, according to Police Lt. Fred Nixon and officers who went to the couple's Bel-Air residence and arrested her husband. He was later released on $5,000 bail.

FOR THE RECORD
Los Angeles Times Wednesday July 27, 1988 Home Edition Part 1 Page 2 Column 6 Metro Desk 2 inches; 39 words Type of Material: Correction
A headline in Tuesday's editions with a story about the arrest of Marques Johnson, forward for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was incorrect. Johnson was not jailed, as the headline said; he was booked on suspicion of beating his wife and released on bail, police said.

Johnson, the former UCLA star and Milwaukee Bucks player, ruptured a disk in his neck in November, 1986, and has not played since.

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