L.J. CHARGED WITH SIMPLE ASSAULT

A day before his scheduled meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell, Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has been charged with simple assault arising out of allegations that he spit a drink in a woman’s face at a Kansas City night club.
Johnson turned himself in to authorities on Monday, and later was released after posting a $500 bond.
He faces a December trial date on separate charges that he shoved a woman at a night club earlier this year.
Though neither charge has been resolved, the Commissioner could take action against Johnson under the Personal Conduct Policy, including a multi-game suspension.

7 responses to “L.J. CHARGED WITH SIMPLE ASSAULT

  1. I’m no fan of Larry, but I think the team-imposed suspension that Herm Edwards has given him has been sufficient. I’d be a little surprised if there was a big suspension in store for Johnson… and a little ticked, considering the Chiefs have done the ‘right thing’ by not letting him play for two games.

  2. I wish I knew how Goodell defines integrity. When will he start taking this kinda stuff seriously and dropping a big hammer on the misfits instead of worrying about setting up NFL shop in other countries. I bet if it were his daughter/wife/mom/sister that got a loogie in the face he might wake up…then again…

  3. You can seriously be charged with assault for spitting on someone? That seems kind of retarded. If someone spit on my I’d probably spit back, or sock them, or call them names, but I don’t think I’d be charging anyone with assault.
    Maybe Florio can tell us what the difference is between Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault, put that law degree to use ;).

  4. Leadership exists in KC…but as hard as Herm tries, I think he’s fighting an uphill battle. Seems to me the biggest hurdle this team has is their ownership & the control they hold. Regardless, LJ is in constant trouble and he gets people to cover it up. This time, he pushed too far. Spoiled athlete at his best. Maybe he’s finally learned his lesson, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

  5. Let me preface this by clarifying that I never actually “passed” the bar exam, but I believe police charge someone with “simple” assault if their IQ is deemed to be less than 75.

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