Report: Woody Johnson Drunkenly Fell Off Bridge While Urinating, Was Nearly Paralyzed During College Days


Rex Ryan, Mike Tannenbaum, Woody JohnsonIn recent years, the New York Jets have been mostly noted as a trainwreck, with poor decisions being made in the front office, on the sidelines and on the field. Well, maybe those shenanigans are just a tone for the organization set from the top down.

Noted unauthorized biographer Jerry Oppenheimer is set to drop his newest work, and it’s essentially a takedown of the Johnson & Johnson fortune. The book features any number of stories about the family, and B.J. (as Jets owner Woody Johnson was known in his younger years) is not excepted.

One story goes that Johnson and his friends were drinking excessively at the University of Arizona, and the group pulled their car over on a bridge to urinate, according to the New York Post. Johnson took a step or two backwards and fell off the bridge approximately 18 feet, breaking his back.

The book quotes a witness as saying Johnson was told he would never walk again. The book also quotes Johnson’s ex-girlfriend, who says Johnson was nearly paralyzed and was in intensive care for three months.

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