Larry Johnson’s career as a Kansas City Chief is no more!
The 29-year-old running back was the superior lackluster NFL franchise, yet star power and talent was not enough to keep him on the team.
The decision, handed down swiftly by Chiefs management, comes just ten days away from Johnson’s 30th birthday and 75 yards away from him breaking the team rushing record set by Priest Holmes.
“A part of him is excited and a part of him is very regretful,” said Johnson’s agent Peter Schaffer to media. “It’s analogous to breaking up with a girlfriend. Maybe you saw it coming, but it still hurts when it happens.”
Since being drafted to Kansas City out of Penn State in 2003, and something of a lightning rod for controversy, the star running back found himself suspended for four games after being accused of assaulting women at a Kansas City club. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation.
Johnson was fined on October 25th after making disparaging remarks and anti-gay slurs on his Twitter account about Chiefs fans and coach Todd Haley.