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Football coach Bishop Sycamore Leroy (Roy) Johnson, whose team of random online graduates lost two games in 48 hours over the weekend, including being beaten by IMG Academy 58-0 on ESPN, does facing an active Delaware, Ohio warrant, and several civil lawsuits, according to court documents obtained by OutKick.

The arrest warrant for failure to appear in a domestic violence case that was ultimately dropped on a criminal mischief charge was issued July 2 by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and remains active.

Then on Friday, a Franklin County judge ruled that Johnson and Jay Richardson, a former Ohio State Buckeye and current Columbus prep sports television personality, will be tried for default on a $ 100,000 loan issued in April. 2018 which was never reimbursed to First Merchants Bank.


“The failure of the accused to respond to the application for admission that was served on them is fatal to their cause,” wrote the court in its decision. “As a result of this failure, the defendants admitted the Bank’s claim for fraudulent misrepresentation, conversion and unjust enrichment.”

The $ 100,000 loan problem has weighed on Johnson since he was head coach of Christians of Faith Academy, the precursor to his Bishop Sycamore football operation. Johnson is also facing a civil lawsuit in 2019 filed by ARN Hospitality, which owns a Delaware, OH Baymont hotel where the head coach is said to have accommodated football players in rooms for $ 81.19 a night in the fall. 2018.

ARN Hospitality says Johnson owes a balance of $ 110,685.

“During negotiations between the parties and during negotiations, the defendant Johnson told the plaintiff that he and COF Academy had sufficient funds and creditworthiness to pay for the rental of the hall,” the lawsuit said.

Baymont says Johnson and his guests left “without paying any part of the balance due for the rooms.”


In 2019, Tailwind Griff LLC, owners of The Griff apartment complex near the state of Ohio, filed eviction notices in Franklin County Municipal Court against Johnson and Andre Peterson, who calls himself “Director / trainer Bishop Sycamore Centurions” in his Twitter bio.

It wasn’t just housing that presented a challenge for Johnson. In a story from Columbus Dispatch 2018, LVL Up Sports Paintball Park in the Columbus suburb claimed that Johnson brought his team in for a bit of bonding. Soccer players “shot thousands of paintballs” and had fun, according to the owner. Johnson reportedly told owner Dave Pando that “the person who was supposed to pay” the bill over $ 1,000 would stop later that day to foot the bill. A credit card was left with Pando, but no one ever showed up to pay the bill.

Johnson’s team went through 20,000 paintballs and four hours of staffing. When Pando handled the credit card, it was pointless.

That same year, a Columbus training center told The Dispatch that Johnson had racked up a bill totaling $ 7,720 that had not been paid. “A consistent theme about this is that Roy is very convincing with the school’s purpose and the story and all of that,” SuperKick Columbus owner Jim Waters told the newspaper.

Now, the man with an arrest warrant and multiple civil suits lines up a football team against IMG Academy on ESPN. How is it going ? A former Ohio High School Athletic Association investigator who has followed Johnson for years told OutKick that Bishop Sycamore fills a perfect void for national powers. The former official said programs inside Ohio know all about Johnson and Bishop Sycamore, but schools like (Akron) Hoban and Lakewood St. Edward “would rather play in an illegitimate school than have a bye, “added the former OHSAA official.

Is Roy Johnson a Scam? It depends on what you consider to be a scam. During a Twitter chat on Monday afternoon, the coach explained that the students were taking classes online. The school has no building. He does not have a dedicated practice room. Johnson even joked that her team will train in an open parking lot if that’s all they can find. The coach says underage players on his squad stay with him while players 18 and older live in random locations as if they were in college.

During the Twitter chat, Johnson tried to explain how this whole Bishop Sycamore thing worked. “We rent space a few days a week to review our classroom lessons, our work,” said the coach. “It’s in the eastern region, so you can kind of get us there a few days a week while we have school. so not our young men sitting at school from 7:00 am., “he added.

Bishop Sycamore is a non-traditional school with just five wins since Johnson returned the COF Academy script to its new incarnation. The school went 0-6 in 2020 and was dominated 227-42. In the first two games this season things haven’t been much better. They are outscored 96-0 and head out to Paintsville, Ky., To face Johnson Central.

When asked on Monday what Johnson would do at quarterback after missing out on quarterbacks against IMG, the coach who could sell a used car to a used car salesman said he had a plan in the form of a child named Trilian Harris from California. .


“He did a great job at the last minute getting in there and throwing the ball and whipping it and so you know we’re really confident with him and then you know what we’re doing more than anything else and it played defense and the special teams game, ”Johnson said.

Until the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department visits Roy, he’ll be on the road for some Friday night action with one of America’s most mysterious “high school” football teams.

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