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Johnson Benched; But Not Suspended for Jets Game

Looks as if the Chiefs and coach Herm Edwareds are not still happy with running back Larry Johnson. The Chiefs are going to bench, but not suspend Johnson this week as the Chiefs travel to take on the Jets at the Meadowlands. L.J. on Wednesday talked to the media about his issues and gave an apology for the issues that have landed him in trouble.

“I want to start off saying I apologize to the Hunt family, my family, first and foremost, the fans, teammates, coaches and players,” said Johnson. “This is the first time in my life I actually had to stand up, I mean actually woke up and kind of be disgusted with myself and disgusted as far as the way my life and my career is heading right now.”

The team suspended Johnson last week for violating team rules. Then this week it came out that he spat in a womans face at a nightclub, and he’ll also face December hearing in connection with a simple assault allegation involving another woman in February at another nightspot.

“And I promise not only to the fans, not only to teammates, players, coaches, GMs and my own family that I do anticipate seeking help to get better as far as getting my life on track, knowing what I want out of this life, not necessarily football, and just work as hard as I can not only being a good football player but obviously being a son of the National Football League, a son of my own family, hopefully a brother, a future father, future husband.”

The 1-5 Chiefs could really use Johnson, but more importantly, could use him to stop assulting women and get his personal life on track so he can get on the field and help his team more. For now, it will be interesting to see when the team uses the Pro Bowl back again.

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2 Responses to “Johnson Benched; But Not Suspended for Jets Game”

  1. Jason says:

    Johnson – big old baby vs. fetish perv. He has talent and the potential to do something in the NFL but has too much blind ego. He has a history of complaining publicly when he doesn’t get the playing time he thinks he deserves and now he has developed a fetish of spitting in women’s faces. I mean seriously, how can KC develop a cohesive team when this idiot is running around crying and spitting of people like some delinquent child. Cut him and resend his contract. How many appologies does one NFL player get to make.

  2. RealKC says:

    This goes out to Larry Johnson who is the biggest primadonna on the team. Just in case you didn’t know what your nickname is around town…its 2 yard Larry. Look out cause the third string quarterback ran for more yards against the Jets than you have in recent history. Then you have the audacity to go to nightclubs and prance around like you are somebody. You are nothing and if I ever encouter your nighclub antics you will surely get knocked out. KC needs a real ball carrier not a half rate loser.

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