Morton KO'd in MMA debut; suspended after refusing to provide urine sample

Updated: June 26, 2007, 11:58 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Johnnie Morton's transition from the NFL to Mixed Martial Arts didn't go as planned for the former wide receiver.


Morton, 35, was knocked out just 38 seconds into the first round of his match against Bernard Ackah on Saturday night and then was suspended by the California State Athletic Commission after refusing to supply a urine sample for drug testing.

Morton wasn't available to comment on the fight or the suspension, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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