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Larry Johnson: People will judge me, but I didn’t do it

Washington Redskins running back Larry Johnson walks out to the practice field during their third day of NFL football training camp in Virginia AP

After his arrest on Friday in Las Vegas, former All-Pro running back Larry Johnson has now been arrested five different times after allegations of violence toward women. But Johnson insists the latest allegation against him is bogus.

“I know people will try to pass judgment on me from my previous record but I didn’t do what I am being charged with,” Johnson told TMZ.

In court, Johnson is of course due the same presumption of innocence that every criminal defendant is entitled to receive. But Johnson’s past history makes it hard to give him the benefit of the doubt.

In 2003, Johnson was charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor domestic battery, but those charges were dropped when he agreed to enter a domestic violence diversion program. In 2005, he was arrested for assaulting a woman, but that charge was dropped when the woman didn’t appear in court to testify against him. In 2008, he was arrested once in February when a woman accused him of shoving her and once in October when a woman accused him of spitting in her face. Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of disturbing the peace as part of a plea deal on both of those accusations.

Now Johnson is accused of choking a woman in a Las Vegas hotel. And Johnson is right: People will pass judgment on him for his previous record.

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54 Responses to “Larry Johnson: People will judge me, but I didn’t do it”
  1. uncommon1 says: Oct 6, 2012 8:05 PM

    Tough guy. I’d like to seem him try that on me…. Well, not me. But somebody bigger. Like my neighbor. I’d like to see him try that on my neighbor!

  2. westclaims says: Oct 6, 2012 8:07 PM

    “People will judge me, but I didn’t do it”

    I’ll take common nfl player lies for $500.00 Alex.

  3. jesmith12 says: Oct 6, 2012 8:08 PM

    The cops were out to get him all those previous times as they are this time! (Sarcasm)

  4. johnnycash19 says: Oct 6, 2012 8:08 PM

    If Larry Johnson didn’t do it,

    Then I didn’t post this message.

  5. husky2score says: Oct 6, 2012 8:10 PM

    Isn’t saying “I didn’t do it” basically telling the authorities, actually, world, that you DID do it?

  6. dfalcon3522 says: Oct 6, 2012 8:11 PM

    Helloooooooo. Of course people will judge you based on your past actions. Hell we judge people when they do something like this one time much less 5 times. You sir are an idiot. You should try this on a man and see what happens. I’m probably about your size. Message me on twitter & I will meet up with ya sometime. Sad thing is you probably think you are a Big Man too. I used to love watching you play ball and there was no one better for about a 4 year run. This is just sad LJ

  7. blogatron2000 says: Oct 6, 2012 8:11 PM

    Poor me, I’m being falsely accused. If that’s true Larry, how many times do you have to go through it before you learn not to put yourself in situations like this?

    Take the diapers off meant act like an adult and take responsibility for your life and your actions. Still haven’t figured that one out, I see…

  8. djaehne says: Oct 6, 2012 8:15 PM

    There is never an excuse to hurt a woman. That said, he shouldn’t let himself in position for the claim to be made against him.

  9. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Oct 6, 2012 8:15 PM

    And OJ didn’t do it either!

  10. jonesjack says: Oct 6, 2012 8:15 PM

    Let he who has not been arrested five times for allegations of violence toward women throw the first stone.

  11. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 6, 2012 8:15 PM

    I hope the prosecutor is able to charge and convict this cowardly POS with more than a slap on the wrist before he pulls an OJ on some woman! This guy was a d-bag while he was in the NFL and he’s still a d-bag. Real men don’t hit women. Guys like him make me sick.

  12. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Oct 6, 2012 8:15 PM

    Riiiiiiiiiight! And OJ didn’t do it either!

  13. gunndlewittlebaum says: Oct 6, 2012 8:17 PM

    Mediocre player. Amazing piece of trash.

  14. abninf says: Oct 6, 2012 8:18 PM

    Well, he did do it. You’re a real man, Larry.

  15. lightcleric says: Oct 6, 2012 8:20 PM

    That picture is WEIRD at first glance.

    PFT picture pickers come through again.

  16. scratchnsniffnblog says: Oct 6, 2012 8:21 PM

    You know who judges you, LJ? Judges. Because you appear in their courtrooms.

    But you keep on visiting those casinos and paying those legal fees. Then tweet about how you’re richer “then” other people.

    Waste of organic material.

  17. drainbameged says: Oct 6, 2012 8:21 PM

    There is a special spot in he11 for abusers of women and children.

  18. sportsmeccabi says: Oct 6, 2012 8:27 PM

    Well, if you would’ve rushed for 2000 yards like OJ did, we would believe.

  19. jfibertkc says: Oct 6, 2012 8:34 PM

    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire Larry.

  20. fumblenuts says: Oct 6, 2012 8:54 PM

    Quit whining, and put your diaper back on….GUILTY!

  21. fuddpucker says: Oct 6, 2012 9:11 PM

    LJ can’t harm anyone as long as their 2 1/2 yards away.

  22. 2ruefan says: Oct 6, 2012 9:19 PM

    He’s trying to be clever. Notice he didn’t say “I didn’t do anything”… He’s parsing his words carefully… He said “I didn’t do what I am being charged with…

    So, you didn’t punch her, you just slapped her….

  23. kappy32 says: Oct 6, 2012 9:29 PM

    Prisons are filled with innocent people. If you ask them, 99% of prisoners “didn’t do it” either, Larry. I guess you didn’t do it the 4 prior times you were accused of beating up on a woman, too. This guy is a worthless POS. Sandusky & LJ, Penn State’s finest.

  24. bingocostello says: Oct 6, 2012 9:51 PM

    A graduate of the Jim Brown school of social graces!

  25. gadzod says: Oct 6, 2012 10:04 PM

    If the glove don’t fit, you must acquit!!!

  26. randomguy9999 says: Oct 6, 2012 10:10 PM

    this is one of those sick guys who really likes beating women and will get more and more cruel until he actually gets convicted…

    it would be cool to see a story one day where he got payback…

  27. philtration says: Oct 6, 2012 10:16 PM

    Can’t you just forget about guys like this and get back to your never ending attempt to make Jay Cutler out to be a bad guy?

  28. dobreshunka says: Oct 6, 2012 10:32 PM

    Let’s not forget that not only did he play for Paterno, but his dad was the d-line coach for Paterno while Sandusky was coordinator (and still is a coach under O’Brien). Wow, just so many reasons to be Penn State Proud.

  29. chilomane says: Oct 6, 2012 10:33 PM

    Oh Huggies you and Brandon Marshall nobody believes you.

  30. jburrell4 says: Oct 6, 2012 10:48 PM

    Man, there sure are a lot of ‘OJ’ references in this story’s comments. I went back through and took a shot every time I saw ‘OJ’ and I have a nice buzz. Props to the 1 guy who referenced him as a 2K rusher as opposed to acquitted murderer…

  31. ducksk says: Oct 6, 2012 10:52 PM

    I hope he goes to the big house where they will judge the hoodlum.

  32. jagalag says: Oct 6, 2012 10:53 PM

    Ah, man. How bad does this dude suck? He’d probably kick my ass but I’d love to give it a go anyway.

    Larry, if you’re ever in NE FL, let me know. You outweigh me no doubt, but I’m not afraid of douches that pick on chicks.

  33. cablelayer says: Oct 6, 2012 11:00 PM

    I think his idol is Ike Turner.

  34. flyboy123456 says: Oct 6, 2012 11:06 PM

    4 times, aaaaahhhh I’m not sure. 5 times, well maybe we’re starting to see something, I guess. Right? Maybe not. Should we give ths African the benefit of the doubt?

  35. riles1008 says: Oct 6, 2012 11:53 PM

    This is not news worthy. Some ex mediocre player who beats (allegedly) another woman? Awful

  36. mangoldbond says: Oct 6, 2012 11:57 PM

    Yea and Grizzly Adams had a beard

  37. gonzagylot00 says: Oct 7, 2012 12:29 AM

    My guess: He was in Vegas, made some money at a hotel he’s staying at, the casino sent a “escort” up to reclaim some of that money, but LJ couldn’t get erect.

    So…… he got pissed and started choking the woman who just refuted his manhood.

  38. sullijo1 says: Oct 7, 2012 1:45 AM

    Tough to call a spade a spade in this country.

  39. hrmlss says: Oct 7, 2012 1:56 AM

    Now that the “shield” does not protect him he is toast. Hitting women is a no no from like age 2 or so.
    Larry will soon be hooking up with his old PSU coach Jerry, and Kharma will be served.

  40. tarmacjerry says: Oct 7, 2012 1:56 AM

    We can hold his trial right now. Thumbs UP for GUILTY. Thumbs DOWN for INNOCENT

  41. jayquintana says: Oct 7, 2012 2:07 AM

    I believe him. I mean, why would he lie? Other than, you know, to avoid prison and a law suit.

  42. bossplayer213 says: Oct 7, 2012 4:15 AM

    Except OJ didn’t do it. If the gloves don’t fit you must acquit.

  43. joetoronto says: Oct 7, 2012 4:44 AM

    Once a Bengal, always a Bengal.

  44. tatum064 says: Oct 7, 2012 5:28 AM

    bingocostello says:
    Oct 6, 2012 9:51 PM
    A graduate of the Jim Brown school of social graces!

    ———

    Jim Brown championed civil rights and economic empowerment among A-American athletes. He’s not one of the greatest NFL players who ever lived, hes one of the greatest human beings that ever lived. He also started AMER-I-CAN, and worked with gangs.

    He retired on his own terms and went on to do film. A great and deeply thoughtful and political person – so of course the media was going to bring him down and play up clowns like Deion Sanders.

  45. wryly1 says: Oct 7, 2012 5:48 AM

    In his particular case, the recurrence of these kinds of issues strongly suggests he may be a closeted gay man.

  46. cmonskins says: Oct 7, 2012 6:34 AM

    you couldn’t show him in a chiefs uni?! damn man. the guy had like 5 carries with us in his whole career.

  47. skinsfantom says: Oct 7, 2012 7:16 AM

    you think you’re better than me? never ok to hit a woman? it’s never ok to hit anyone.

  48. bangitfootball says: Oct 7, 2012 7:43 AM

    Larry Johnson shouldnt be allowed in the Bellagio or the Wynn. He belongs on Fremont Street gambling in the grind joints with the other freaks.

  49. doublebase says: Oct 7, 2012 8:36 AM

    It was the butler that did it!! With a candle stick.

  50. voight444 says: Oct 7, 2012 9:04 AM

    I agree with the statement that there is a special spot in the fire pit for abuses of women or children or animals.

    Men who abuse women are cowards and scumbags.
    Larry Johnson is about as low a person there is…..

  51. blackstonevalleykettlebells says: Oct 7, 2012 9:08 AM

    Gee what a surprise? A Penn State alumnus not keeping their hands to themselves

  52. fground says: Oct 7, 2012 10:32 AM

    I’m actually disgusted by the almost 100% he guilty comments.

    This justice by presumed character is a dangerous thing. It leads to many an innocent person being put to death and many a guilty person walking free.

    What’s you rush folks…the man’s been arrested. To much work for you to have a trial?

  53. 6steelrings says: Oct 7, 2012 11:10 AM

    More specifically, you will be judged by 12! That is unless you go with trial by judge, hence then you will be judged by 1. wah waah waah

  54. covercorner says: Oct 7, 2012 2:35 PM

    What will the Redskins do at RB w/out LJ this season?

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