Chiefs suspend RB Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs has been suspended for using gay slurs

Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has been suspended for his conduct on Sunday when he made two gay slurs within a 24-hour period, according the Associated Press.

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Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs photo from blogs.bet.com/.../ tag/larry-johnson/

First, Johnson had used the gay slur on his Twitter account. He then repeated the slur in the locker room when commenting to the media that he was not going to talk to them.

Johnson issued an apology on Tuesday, almost exactly 12 months after apologizing to the team and its fans and ownership for two incidents in Kansas City nightspots that led to his pleading guilty to disturbing the peace.

“We will be filing an appeal on behalf of Larry tomorrow,” agent Peter Schaffer told The Associated Press. “While we respect the Chiefs’ ability to try to discipline a player, we disagree and respectfully disagree that the punishment they propose is warranted by the facts or allowable by the collective bargaining agreement. Hopefully, we will be able to work out a mutual and positive resolution with the Chiefs short of a hearing. If we don’t, then this will go to an arbitrator.”

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-Katelynd Jarvis

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