Carroll disputes report that RB is headed to NFL


Earlier today, reported that Southern Cal running back Stafon Johnson would not appeal to the NCAA for another year of eligibility, instead opting to head to the NFL after his senior season.

The source of‘s report was Johnson’s uncle, Kregg Anderson.

This afternoon following practice, however, head coach Pete Carroll said no decision had been made.

Carroll, who speaks regularly with the injured tailback, said Johnson will apply for a draft evaluation and is planning on making an announcement this week about his playing status. Johnson suffered a life-threatening throat injury while weightlifting on Sept. 28 but has now been medically cleared to resume working out.

Carroll also added that whatever Johnson decides, “I’m going to support him.”

And somewhere, Mark Sanchez is scratching his head while screaming “what???