Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson bought the team’s defensive linemen a pair of Beats by Dre for the second year in a row.
This year they were wireless headphones to add to their collections.
“They give us headphones through Bose already,” defensive end Wes Horton said of the NFL’s official home audio sponsor. “So I’ve got like four pairs of headphones.”
Horton doesn’t anticipate buying a Christmas gift for Johnson, who in 2011 signed the most lucrative contract in Panthers’ history.
Never miss a local story.
“Charles probably has all the toys that he needs,” Horton said. “So a present from me won’t be the biggest thing.”
Johnson also is chartering a bus and bought 60 tickets for Sunday’s game for the football team at his former high school in Hawkinsville, Ga.
The Hawksinville Red Devils won the state championship two weeks ago. Johnson played there in the early-2000s and won the state title in his senior season before going to play at the University of Georgia.