Real Salt Lake and forward Sam Johnson agree to terminate contract

MLS Sporting KC Real Salt Lake Soccer
Posted at 6:49 PM, Oct 31, 2020

SANDY, Utah — Real Salt Lake and forward Sam Johnson mutually agreed to terminate Johnson's contract, the club announced Saturday.

Real Salt Lake had no further comment Saturday on the reason for the contract's termination, but the decision came just a few weeks after Real Salt Lake barred Johnson from participating in team events.

On October 4, West Jordan officers responded to Johnson's home, near 5600 W and Mirror Lake Dr., following reports that there was a large house party taking place and it was "getting out of hand."

According to a public information officer with WJPD, arriving officers heard what they believed to be a gunshot, later finding a bullet hole in the television in Johnson’s home. Police do not believe Johnson was at the home at the time of the shooting.

Police said they did not receive any reports that someone had been injured. However, they called the gathering size — estimated at 100 people — "startling," given the current advised maximum gathering size of 50 people.