KC Chiefs player suspended for calling reporters faggots

Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson was suspended by the team Oct. 29 for calling reporters “faggots” and calling a fellow Twitter user a “fag.”

The suspension will last until Nov. 9 and reportedly cost Johnson around $600,000.

In the locker room Oct. 26, Johnson muttered to reporters, “Get your faggot ass out of here.” The remark was captured on tape.

A day earlier, he used his Twitter account to call another Twitter user a “fag.”

He also tweeted: “Make me regret it. Lmao. U don’t stop my checks. Lmao. So ‘tweet’ away.”

On Oct. 27, Johnson apologized for the outbursts.

“I want to apologize to the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and the rest of the NFL, Commissioner Goodell, the Chiefs organization, Coach Todd Haley, his staff, and my teammates for the words I used yesterday,” Johnson said. “I regret my actions. The words were used by me in frustration, and they were not appropriate. I did not intend to offend anyone, but that is no excuse for what I said.”

He continued: “I also want to apologize to all the kids who view athletes as role models. I was not a good role model yesterday and hopefully I can become a better role model. We all make mistakes, and the challenge is to learn from them. I will do my best to learn from this one as I move toward becoming a better person, teammate, and member of the Kansas City Chiefs team and community.”

By Rex Wockner


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