A few hold out hope that Obama will get around to pardoning Johnson, as the rapper Chuck D put it, "at the tail end of his presidential run."
But as the president himself is fond of pointing out, if something is worth doing, there's no time like the present.
Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org and follow him at Twitter.com/JimLitke.
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