Shocker: Larry Johnson Going On Hiatus For A While
In response to Larry Johnson’s recent outburst that Chiefs brass felt was conduct detrimental, Johnson and the team have decided to go their separate way for a while. The team and NFL are investigating Johnson’s recent “fag” comments towards one of his followers on Twitter. The President of GLAAD has already released a statement condemning LJ’s actions but considering that he is “caking” (stacking chips not boo-loving) Johnson probably isn’t tripping. This isn’t the first time he has butted heads with the organization and it probably won’t be the last. The Chiefs will try to move the struggling running back in the offseason, but demand might not be that high.
The Chiefs released the following statement:
The Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League are continuing to investigate the alleged comments made by Larry Johnson. Until that review is complete, the Chiefs have instructed Larry to refrain from practicing with the Chiefs or participating in other team activities. A decision regarding Larry’s status will be made once the investigation has concluded.
Larry Johnson also released a statement:
First of all, I want to apologize to the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and the rest of the NFL, Commissioner Goodell, the Chiefs organization, Coach Todd Haley, his staff, and my teammates for the words I used yesterday. I regret my actions. The words were used by me in frustration, and they were not appropriate. I did not intend to offend anyone, but that is no excuse for what I said.
I also want to apologize to all the kids who view athletes as role models. I was not a good role model yesterday and hopefully I can become a better role model. We all make mistakes, and the challenge is to learn from them. I will do my best to learn from this one as I move toward becoming a better person, teammate, and member of the Kansas City Chiefs team and community.