Chiefs, Johnson reach settlement over ‘tweets,’ gay slurs

Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson’s agent said he and the Kansas City Chiefs agreed Saturday night to cut the running back’s two-week suspension in half, saving him more than $300,000.

The Chiefs previously suspended Johnson for two weeks until Nov. 9 for what they called conduct “detrimental” to the team.

Johnson posted disparaging remarks Sunday night on his Twitter page, starting with a remark about Coach Todd Haley’s lack of football playing experience. He later posted a gay slur in response to one of his Twitter followers (pictured, below), referring to someones profile picture as a “fag pic.”


The following morning Johnson directed another gay slur, telling a reporter to “get your faggot ass out of here.”

The two-week absence would cost Johnson about $630,000. He might still face punishment from the league.

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