FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots have waived rookie defensive back Terrence Johnson and officially announced they have obtained offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka from Atlanta.
Ojinnaka, who is in his fifth season, passed his physical this morning and is expected to practice with the Patriots today.
Ojinnaka’s arrival is not without some controversy. In June, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Ojinnaka is facing a one-game suspension by the NFL for violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.
The news came after Ojinnaka was charged with simple battery by Gwinnett County police.
In the newspaper’s report, it stated “police said Ojinnaka’s wife confronted him about contact with a female friend on Facebook. Police said he tossed her down some stairs and threw her out of their house in Suwanee in May of 2009.”
The report goes on to say that Ojinnka told police that she started the fight by attempting to stab him with a pen.
Domestic violence is an issue the Kraft family have had little patience for in the past. As was pointed out on ProFootballTalk.com, in 1996 the Patriots cut fifth-round pick Christian Peter after Robert Kraft’s wife, Myra, expressed displeasure over Peter’s past that included an arrest for an incident that involved violence against a woman.