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Ex-Chief Larry Johnson arrested for domestic violence

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Larry Johnson, a former All-Pro running back with the Kansas City Chiefs who quickly rose to stardom and then just as quickly saw his fortunes fall both on and off the field, is in trouble with the law again.

Johnson was arrested today for battery/domestic violence by strangulation, according to the website of Clark County, Nevada. According to TMZ, this is the fifth time Johnson has been arrested, and the previous four arrests were all related to accusations that he assaulted women.

FOXSports.com reports that the latest incident occurred on the property of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

A first-round draft pick of the Chiefs in 2003, Johnson was an All-Pro in 2005 and 2006 and still holds the all-time NFL record for carries in a season, with 416 in 2006. His career fizzled, however, after that season, as he became less productive on the field and consistently found himself in trouble off the field. The Chiefs dumped Johnson after he served an NFL suspension in 2009, and he briefly played for the Bengals, Redskins and Dolphins after that.

Johnson is expected to remain in jail until going before a judge on Saturday morning. There is no word on the identity or condition of the victim in the case.

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39 Responses to “Ex-Chief Larry Johnson arrested for domestic violence”
  1. punkmonkeyfaces says: Oct 5, 2012 3:43 PM

    What’s strong enough for a man, but made for a woman? The back of Larry’s hand! HEY-O!!!

  2. jimnaizeeum says: Oct 5, 2012 3:48 PM

    Likes to beat up women…not what you’d call a real man.

  3. aberystwyth2 says: Oct 5, 2012 3:49 PM

    As i ran by the club of one of Larry’s earlier incidents THIS MORNING i wondered “what is old Larry up to, at least he’s staying out of trouble.” Thought too soon i guess…

  4. Tarkus says: Oct 5, 2012 3:49 PM

    He should have to spend 2.7 months in jail.

    Or 2.7 years, depending on the severity.

  5. topekan says: Oct 5, 2012 3:49 PM

    That’s only about the eighth worst thing that someone from Penn State has done lately.

  6. randallflagg52 says: Oct 5, 2012 3:52 PM

    Someone who has been arrested multiple times for domestic violence played for the Bengals at one point?! I’m shocked!.

  7. danospleasanton says: Oct 5, 2012 3:53 PM

    He must have missed Obama’s running Public Service Announcement. “Because one is too many

  8. hornet0123 says: Oct 5, 2012 3:56 PM

    I can sum up Larry Jonhson’s successful years right here: Willie Roaf, Will Shields, Brian Waters

  9. pricejustin24 says: Oct 5, 2012 3:59 PM

    He’s obviously an alcoholic. Very sad to see what a legal substance does to people’s lives. We see it all the time. Dude has it all, would rather throw it all away because he didn’t know how to live in his own skin. Poor guy and he sure was exciting in ’05.

  10. brettfavresmidget says: Oct 5, 2012 3:59 PM

    JoePa always told Larry’s handlers to find him women that could keep their mouths shut. JoePa was good with that.

  11. patfic15 says: Oct 5, 2012 4:00 PM

    Never saw this coming.

  12. mikebrownfaux says: Oct 5, 2012 4:00 PM

    I was surprised the headline didn’t say “EX-Bengal”, not so surprised to see idiots in the comment section point it out. Notice the word “brief”, this guy played almost his entire career in Kansas City.

  13. punkmonkeyfaces says: Oct 5, 2012 4:02 PM

    Larry prefers his violence like he prefers his beer…Domestic! HEY-O!!!

  14. kattykathy says: Oct 5, 2012 4:03 PM

    Larry johnson has been charged numerous times in the Kansas City metropolitan area for assault issues regarding women.

    Several times he has either spit on, cursed at, pushed, slapped, or threatened women that have spurned his advances. If he is rejected, he lashes out physically.

    Two women told him directly that they had men and to leave them alone. He then physically threatened the women and threatened to shoot their men(allegedly).

    He disappeared from the nightclub scene in the KC area once it became public knowledge that the 2 womens partners made it known that they were hunting Mr. Johnson and he ran out of town like a coward.

    That is exactly what Larry Johnson is, a COWARD.

  15. kattykathy says: Oct 5, 2012 4:05 PM

    And it should be noted that Johnson was ARRESTED 4 times before, but he was investigated in several other various assault incidents against women that for one reason or another were never prosecuted.

    This COWARD is a LOSER

  16. papasbasement says: Oct 5, 2012 4:11 PM

    punkmonkeyfaces, I salute you.

  17. bangitfootball says: Oct 5, 2012 4:17 PM

    Long time punk. And that says it all.

  18. joemammy says: Oct 5, 2012 4:19 PM

    Following in the footsteps of Jim Brown.

    Maybe Larry should have gone to Hollywood instead of Vegas.

  19. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 5, 2012 4:20 PM

    kattykathy says:
    Oct 5, 2012 4:03 PM
    Larry johnson has been charged numerous times in the Kansas City metropolitan area for assault issues regarding women.

    Several times he has either spit on, cursed at, pushed, slapped, or threatened women that have spurned his advances. If he is rejected, he lashes out physically.

    Two women told him directly that they had men and to leave them alone. He then physically threatened the women and threatened to shoot their men(allegedly).

    He disappeared from the nightclub scene in the KC area once it became public knowledge that the 2 womens partners made it known that they were hunting Mr. Johnson and he ran out of town like a coward.

    That is exactly what Larry Johnson is, a COWARD.
    _______________________________

    Would you stay in town if two men made it know they were hunting you? (i.e. “hunt”)

  20. Tarkus says: Oct 5, 2012 4:21 PM

    In fairness, he said she’s just a golfer.

  21. randallflagg52 says: Oct 5, 2012 4:22 PM

    mikebrownfaux says:Oct 5, 2012 4:00 PM

    I was surprised the headline didn’t say “EX-Bengal”, not so surprised to see idiots in the comment section point it out. Notice the word “brief”, this guy played almost his entire career in Kansas City.

    ==================================

    Regardless of how short his career in Cincy was, he still joins a long list of derelicts who have played for the bengals. Most of whom were arrested before or during the Bengal career, showing that Mike Brown just doesn’t care about the character of his players.

  22. chipwade says: Oct 5, 2012 4:22 PM

    This sounds like a case of Concussed Football Player Syndrome. CFPS is no laughing matter. It is causing normally well behaved gentlemen to act like criminals. Stop the concussions, stop the violence.

  23. chipwade says: Oct 5, 2012 4:24 PM

    He did go to Penn State. Perhaps Jerry Sandusky had a hand in him, I mean this.

  24. keepounding1234 says: Oct 5, 2012 4:26 PM

    pricejustin24 says:
    Oct 5, 2012 3:59 PM
    He’s obviously an alcoholic. Very sad to see what a legal substance does to people’s lives. We see it all the time. Dude has it all, would rather throw it all away because he didn’t know how to live in his own skin. Poor guy and he sure was exciting in ’05.
    ________________________________________________________________________
    There are plenty of wife beaters that aren’t alcoholics. There are plenty of alcoholics that aren’t wife beaters.

  25. dolfanatik says: Oct 5, 2012 4:32 PM

    Keep his butt locked up.

  26. Tarkus says: Oct 5, 2012 4:41 PM

    “CFPS is no laughing matter. It is causing normally well behaved gentlemen to act like criminals.”

    What does that have to do with Larry Johnson?

  27. 76raiders says: Oct 5, 2012 4:41 PM

    I guess he never really took the diapers off. Will this dude ever grow up? Although LJ would probably diamond cut me up, I’d still like to slap his fat f-ing face for being a woman beater. What a horrible thing to be.

  28. birdsflynorth206 says: Oct 5, 2012 4:57 PM

    So does this mean he wont have any gigs as a dj in vegas anymore??

  29. Slackmo says: Oct 5, 2012 5:06 PM

    Time to put the diapers back on.

  30. hedleykow says: Oct 5, 2012 5:08 PM

    I’ve seen enough of the Las Vegas jail on tv to make me not want to strangle anyone at the Bellagio.

  31. joetoronto says: Oct 5, 2012 5:28 PM

    This turd needs to be locked up forever, forever and a day.

    One of these days, he’s going to kill somebody.

  32. flyboy123456 says: Oct 5, 2012 5:29 PM

    He picks on women cuz deep down the poor fella wants to be a woman.

    I feel sorry for this African.

  33. yelix says: Oct 5, 2012 5:37 PM

    It’s not concussions and it’s not alcoholism. Larry was always a big baby. Dick Vermeil told him to take the diapers off if he wanted to play more.

    Drafting LJ illustrated exactly what was wrong with Carl Peterson. The Chiefs had the league’s best offense and the league’s worst defense in 2002. They had Priest Holmes in his prime. Common logic would dictate that they draft a defensive player. Instead, Carl traded back with the Steelers and took LJ. The Steelers got Troy Polamalu.

    Can you imagine that Chiefs team with someone like Polamalu on the defense? They would’ve gone to the Super Bowl. Instead, they got two good seasons out of this man-child.

  34. dasmol says: Oct 5, 2012 5:44 PM

    I’m no lawyer, but strangulation sure sounds like attempted murder to me.

    Lock him up forever.

  35. pricejustin24 says: Oct 5, 2012 6:07 PM

    My bad. My point was simply that after his first incident, LJ shouldn’t have sought help. You make a solid point but at the same time you have to look at the common denominator here. Not saying that is the case for all, by any means… Simply the case it seems we have here. Dude gets smashed and can’t control himself- his beast within. That’s what is sad. Not everyone has those beasts, but when you realize you do- please do the world a favor and handle your business. Peace

  36. skiss68 says: Oct 5, 2012 6:14 PM

    There is no way it should happen 5 times. She has to get the message the first time!

  37. whateverhommie says: Oct 5, 2012 7:05 PM

    pricejustin24 says:
    Oct 5, 2012 3:59 PM
    He’s obviously an alcoholic. Very sad to see what a legal substance does to people’s lives. We see it all the time. Dude has it all, would rather throw it all away because he didn’t know how to live in his own skin. Poor guy and he sure was exciting in ’05.
    —————————————–

    Don’t blame alcohol for his issues. Dude is a punk STRAIGHT UP! Putting his hands on women FOUR SEPARATE PREVIOUS TIMES (that we know of) and this FIFTH TIME allegedly strangulating a woman to the point of unconsciousness.

    His first reported arrest was back in 2001 for hitting a man. He probably instigated it and then lost THAT fight and got arrested for it. He likely figured out he can’t keep fighting dudes because he knows he’d lose every time and get his azz whooped. So, he beats up women because he’s a insecure angry PUNK! I mean, what guy would spit his drink in a woman’s face to begin with? I always thought that was what lazy spiteful WOMEN did to men? Now, he thinks he Wayne Brady having to choke a b****? (See Dave Chappelle/Wayne Brady skit)

  38. jeremycrowhurst says: Oct 5, 2012 7:14 PM

    If only she’d known she only had to get three yards away from him to be safe.

  39. tigershark49 says: Oct 5, 2012 7:56 PM

    Always been a jerk!

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