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NFL Running Back Larry Johnson Hurls 'Faggot' Slur at Reporters

Kansas City Chiefsrunning back Larry Johnson is under fire for a string of homophobic slurs directed at members of the media and a Twitter user.

Outsports reports: Larryjohnson "When reporters entered the Chiefs locker room on Monday, Johnson said he was not answering any questions until Thursday. He then uttered this under his breath, according to radio station KCSP and Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star: 'Get your faggot asses out of here.' Last night, when Johnson got into a Twitter spat with a fan, he called the fan a 'fag,' according to Yahoo Sports, which monitored the excha'nge: think bout a clever diss then that wit ur fag pic. Christopher street boy. Is what us east coast cats call u.'"

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios called on the NFL to punish Johnson: ""All too often this is the word that is used to ridicule and harass young gay and transgender athletes on local sports fields across America. Professional athletes who use this word need to be held accountable for feeding a climate of intolerance toward our community. NFL officials need to take action and condemn this and future uses of this anti-gay epithet."

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  1. Because there's nothing manlier than a "Twitter spat."

    Posted by: dekko | Oct 26, 2009 7:16:35 PM


  2. I could say that this is yet another ignorant football player and who fucking cares what some ignorant football player says. However, a couple of reasons why this is bad is: 1) it's a disgusting example of homophobia and how it's completely ingrained in professional sports 2) this says it all about how, unfortunately, it will take decades for a gay man to publically come out in professional football (or baseball or basketball). There will be a bit of outrage, this asshole will make some half-assed non-apology apology ("I'm sorry you were offended by my remarks") and that will be that. Homophobia will continue to flourish in the National Football League.

    Posted by: Terry | Oct 26, 2009 7:21:13 PM


  3. It's very important to me what this semi-educated football player says. Without him, where would science and the search for knowledge be?!

    Posted by: Drew | Oct 26, 2009 7:28:25 PM


  4. Thug mentality. Not surprised.

    Posted by: Bayley | Oct 26, 2009 7:31:22 PM


  5. It's as simple as this: If I'm a faggot then he's a nigger.

    Posted by: Palto | Oct 26, 2009 7:41:42 PM


  6. Don't they sell custom NFL gear, now? What would be funny is Jarrett Barrios doing the press conference in a jersey with this moron's number and "Faggot" printed across the back.

    Posted by: KJ | Oct 26, 2009 7:43:06 PM


  7. so a few people will make a stink, he'll apologize and everyone will forget about it and people will still continue to feel comfortable using the words faggot and queer when they think no one's listening so they don't sound hateful. fuck this.

    Posted by: Coffee&Chicory | Oct 26, 2009 7:45:09 PM


  8. Larry Johnson has also been arrested four times for violence against women, and is on probation after pleading guilty to two counts. It seems he has trouble with dealing civilly and rationally with the entire spectrum of the human race.

    Posted by: Pitbull | Oct 26, 2009 7:49:12 PM


  9. STUPID BREEDER!

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Oct 26, 2009 8:11:15 PM


  10. Is it time to boycott professional sports? Would it be effective?

    College and professional sports pair with religion to spread hate across America. We've taken on religion. Next?

    Posted by: Rabbit | Oct 26, 2009 8:15:40 PM


  11. I'm gay and I don't even know what a Christopher Street boy is. He obviously doesn't know how to spell, but at least he's well versed in gay geography.

    Posted by: Dusty | Oct 26, 2009 8:22:48 PM


  12. As a Chiefs fan. I'm done with this guy. He had a couple of good seasons. But, he has been a malcontent since he got into the league. Not to mention his violence against women.

    Posted by: Chad | Oct 26, 2009 8:31:32 PM


  13. LOL ! Does this SURPRISE anybody?

    Our society, were the majority of people's income and wages haven't been keeping up with real inflation since the 70's....where most people wouldn't be able to support their lifestyle without credit and are in serious debt....the average person is still willing to help pay the outrageous salaries of athletes and entertainers. The average person, who is being screwed by 'House-Rules' left,right and center, is still willing to bailout to the tune of TRILLIONS of dollars zombie banks and the corrupt financial services industry. The very same average person isn't sure they are entitled to anything, such as healthcare at a reasonable cost, because it might be misconstrued as socialism.

    Fucking sad state of affairs.

    Posted by: John in Boston | Oct 26, 2009 8:32:09 PM


  14. Consider the source. Most professional sports stars, even though many went to college, have the mentality and education of an 8th grader.

    Posted by: CB | Oct 26, 2009 8:34:15 PM


  15. A homophobic black man? I've never heard of such a thing.

    Posted by: Lou | Oct 26, 2009 8:38:09 PM


  16. What do you expect from a low life overpaid wanna be pig skin chaser. I guess it will be ok if us "fags" start calling him a low life "nigger"?

    That piece of trash can keep any apology that he might be forced into giving out... I DON'T ACCEPT IT.

    Posted by: cameron | Oct 26, 2009 8:41:37 PM


  17. Larry Johnson needs to get out of town.

    And get out of the NFL. He deserves no more of our money or attention.

    Posted by: hephaestion | Oct 26, 2009 8:42:49 PM


  18. You realize this is a guy that uses "nigga" at will and beat up his girlfriend? Some people are who they are. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I think for everyone to suddenly enter fits of hysteria over this just makes gay people look like unrealistic whiny bitches. Sorry to be so blunt.

    Fight the good fight, but also, pick your battles.

    Posted by: Christian Okoye | Oct 26, 2009 8:47:18 PM


  19. Christopher Street (W. Village,Manhattan) is an old school gayborhood. Many 'minoritiy' gay youth hang there, for anyone ignorant but curious.

    24/7 Live Cam @ Seventh Ave/Christopher St

    http://cnyclive.com/

    Posted by: John in Boston | Oct 26, 2009 8:47:51 PM


  20. I don't think race needs to brought up in this discussion. Sally Kern, Maggie Gallagher, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Rev. Pat Robertson, etc., all come to mind and none of them are black. Homophobia is not restricted to one race. Let's put some perspective on it...the majority of sports professionals are overpaid (which is why ticket prices are so high), self-absorbed bigots for the most part...doesn't matter what race they are.

    Posted by: CB | Oct 26, 2009 8:49:41 PM


  21. Does he actually know how to form a proper sentence, let alone a open-minded thought?

    P.S. He's just angry that his team is HORRIBLE!!!


    Posted by: KFLO | Oct 26, 2009 9:03:46 PM


  22. WOW Palto and Cameron.....If he can say faggot then you can call him a nigger...

    Boy you queens know that your home training has followed you girls well. I can truly tell that nigger was always apart of your vocabulary

    WOW..You white bitches better work. Then how come no ones gets angry when Gays call each other faggot, and cocksucker, etc to each other?

    Oh I forgot it's acceptable. You girls must be disciples of Dan Savage

    DUMB ASS BASTARDS 2 WRONGS NEVER MAKE IT RIGHT.

    Posted by: Chris | Oct 26, 2009 9:30:34 PM


  23. And to John in Boston....And your point is????? Us that are BORN AND BRED in NYC this is nothing new. So you say that to say what????

    I'm really loving this anti-black sentiment going on here. Just not to long ago 2 hispanics almost killed a white gay man. And your anger was accordingly with savage, and names like that nothing eluding to race. Here a Black person made a inappropriate statement and we hear NIGGER!

    This is really so not fab!

    And this community is fighting for "equaity" But for who??????

    With attitudes as such Black Gays need no enemies outside when they're right here within.

    FUCK EQUALITY IF YOU FOLKS SPEAK LIKE THIS MAY IT NEVER COME TO THIS COMMUNITY A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES!

    And YES I said it Bitches!
    So if the shoe fits.....................


    You know the deal.

    Posted by: Moose | Oct 26, 2009 9:39:14 PM


  24. Well you know because he is a black man and not a Mormon, the PC leftist apologists around here will excuse his homophobia.

    After all, even though a majority of blacks in California voted to ban gay marriage, we must continue to find excuses for their homophobia.

    The suggestion will probably be that its not anything about black culture per se but just an expression of their conservative religion.

    So in that vein, let's all pretend that this black guy is just very very extremely religious.

    But of course we won't ever protest black churches whose members voted overwhelmingly for Prop 8.

    Enough pretzel-twisting PC logic for you.

    Posted by: GrabbinNewscum | Oct 26, 2009 9:58:53 PM


  25. Yeah, whatever boss. I WAS BORN IN NYC AND PARTIALLY RAISED IN THE BRONX. BIG FUCKING DEAL.

    My point is pointing out the fucking irony of a black dude making anti-gay comments referencing Christopher Street, WHICH IS AN OBSCURE REFERENCE to most gays or people in general.

    Posted by: John in Boston | Oct 26, 2009 10:04:08 PM


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