KC Chiefs drop Larry Johnson following gay slur

Larry JohnsonThe Kansas City Chiefs released controversy-plagued running back Larry Johnson on Monday, the day he was scheduled to come back from his two-week suspension.

On his Twitter account two weeks ago, Johnson questioned Chiefs coach Todd Haley’s competence, insulted followers and used a gay slur.

He repeated the gay slur the next day to reporters and subsequently suspended for two weeks.

”We decided it was in the best interests of the Kansas City Chiefs’ organization to move forward at this time,” Haley said.

This latest incident was not the first trouble for Johnson.

The Kansas City Star reported Johnson was accused of aggravated assault in 2003 and misdemeanor domestic battery for waving a gun at his ex-girlfriend, but the charges were dropped because the running back entered a domestic-violence program.

In 2005, Johnson was accused of pushing a woman to the ground at another KC nightspot, but the charges were later dropped.

Full story at the Kansas City Star.

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