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Kansas City Chiefs Release Running Back Larry Johnson Over 'Conduct Detrimental to the Team'

The Kansas City Chiefs have cut running back Larry Johnson on his first day back from a two-week suspension.

Lj The suspension was the result of an October 26 incident in which Johnson told two members of the media in the Chiefs locker room, "Get your faggot asses out of here." He directed similar language at a fan on Twitter.

Johnson's agent Peter Schaffer later made the ridiculous claim to TMZ that neither he nor Johnson knew that "faggot" was offensive. Said Schaffer: "We know the N-word is unacceptable, that's not disputable -- but f*g? I'm learning that there's a segment of our society that finds it offensive and that it should not be used. I didn't realize that, but I do know now..."

The Kansas City Star reports Johnson's release was for "conduct detrimental to the team."

The Chiefs are planning a 3:30pm news conference to discuss the move.

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  1. Well Thank Goodness,

    The commenst are NOT like what they were a week ago.

    Posted by: Mr C | Nov 9, 2009 6:06:19 PM

  2. Patrick, please don't tell me how to leave comments. The reason I did that was to call them the bigots on their bullshit BEFORE they got started and stifle their asses, since scorning them after didn't seem to work. I doubt very seriously that after all those racist comments from the last posts that all of a sudden they have a conscience. So if they show up, my comment is appropriate, and if they don't, it's peaceful. Win/win.

    And as for Andy deleting comments, I have seen tons of racist comments in the past weeks and he has not deleted them, even after promising that he would.

    Posted by: Q | Nov 9, 2009 8:51:43 PM

  3. This is interesting mainly because it looks like karmic retribution for the slur. Obviously he wasn't released for the slur, at least not by itself. However, him being released not long after making such slurs is a nice form of poetic justice.

    Posted by: Alex | Nov 9, 2009 11:15:39 PM

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