ESPN is reporting that Larry Johnson, now a running back with the NFL Kansas City Chiefs, was arrested Monday night after an incident involving his girlfriend in a Kansas City bar.
The report notes that Larry’s babe walked into the bar and spotted Larry chatting up another babe. So, the offended girlfriend kept walking. Larry sent some quasi-conciliatory IMs to her cell phone; however, she apparently wasn’t buying any of his bullshit lines. After Larry asked the bouncer to remove her and was summarily turned down, a ruckus ensued, in which Larry allegedly grabbed his girlfriend and started dragging her to the door of the club.
At some point—unclear in the report the Turkey read—the girlfriend confronted Larry’s femme fatale, which royally pissed him off. At that point, according to the police report, Larry grabbed his original woman by the shoulders and pushed her, causing her to fall down and go boom.
Friends of the girlfriend saw her bruises and convinced her that she should go to the cops.
Meanwhile, in a Kansas City Star report, the girlfriend denies that she was dragged to the door. She said that the police report was wrong and she had told the manager of the club that she didn’t want Larry to be arrested.
In that same report, Larry denies that anything happened. He refused to sign the citation.
The Star goes on to report a 1994 incident in which Johnson was accused of slapping another woman and threatening her with a gun.
Nevertheless, Larry was cited for domestic abuse assault, a misdemeanor. The court date is September 20. If found guilty, he could face up to six months in the slammer and a fine of $500.
What is really cool about this is that Larry had one helluva day against the Jets the next afternoon after the brouhaha, running for 110 yards and two touchdowns. A few more barroom brawls and Larry will be on track to break Emmitt Smith’s record!
[…] Things took a turn for the worse when early in the 2005 season, Larry Johnson was arrested and charged with assault. Things were not going right for him. The press was down on him and he still wasn’t getting much playing time, although he was given more of a chance than in the prior two seasons. At that point, he was sharing backfield duties with Holmes. Vermeil’s challenge apparently had succeded in inspiring Johnson to work harder to earn a place. But Larry was still unhappy. Then, Holmes went down with a season-ending injury. […]