DALLAS — One Oklahoma football player is being allowed to keep his scholarship, while another is giving up his. Incoming freshman Justin Chaisson has joined the team despite at one point facing felony criminal charges earlier in the year, while sophomore running back Justin Johnson is expected to transfer to another school, Sooner coach Bob Stoops confirmed to The Oklahoman during Thursday's OU Caravan in Dallas. Stoops said Chaisson, a 4-star defensive end out of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School, is currently on the team and on campus, but wouldn't elaborate beyond that. In the spring, Chaisson was arrested on felony assault charges after his ex-girlfriend accused him of putting a screwdriver to her neck and threatening to kill her. Chaisson was initially charged with committing coercion, coercion with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment, all felonies. Last month, those felony charges were reduced to gross misdemeanors — two counts of false imprisonment, one count of malicious destruction of private property and one count of conspiracy to commit coercion and/or false imprisonment — all of which Chaisson pled guilty to as part of a plea agreement in Clark County (Nev.) Court. A judge sentenced Chaisson to three years probation and 120 hours of community service. Chaisson will have to attend long-term domestic-violence counseling and complete an additional 48 hours of community service for also pleading guilty to a pair of misdemeanors. Chaisson was added to OU's official online roster Thursday and will wear No. 95. OU spokesman Kenny Mossman issued this statement on Stoops' behalf later Thursday night about Chaisson: “We have thoroughly reviewed the facts and disposition of any and all allegations against Justin as determined by the independent assessment of the district attorney's office and the court system. Based on their investigation of the facts, all allegations of the use of any weapon have been dismissed and are not the basis of any charge against or plea by him. Our decision is appropriately based on the independent determination and action of the district attorney's office and the court system. “We take these matters of conduct very seriously. Justin fully understands our expectations and his responsibilities of exemplary behavior and professional counseling. He knows the consequences if he does not meet those requirements.” Johnson, meanwhile, was supposed to be part of a five-man rotation at running back this season after playing sparingly as a freshman in 2008. Johnson, a native of Gilmer, Texas, who is the younger cousin of former OU wide receiver Manny Johnson, was rated the No. 2 running back in the country coming out of high school by one recruiting Web site. Thursday, Johnson told the Tyler, Texas, radio station KTBB that he plans to transfer to Abilene (Texas) Christian, a Division II university in the Lone Star Conference. “Right now, we anticipate him transferring, which is fine,” Stoops said. “We'll give him a full release and wish him the best. “Certain guys seek certain things, and he feels that's best for him. We want it for him as well.” Johnson's departure means that redshirt freshman Jermie Calhoun will enter the season as the team's third-string running back, behind Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray.