One More Chief Busted
And Larry Johnson is under arrest now for domestic abuse. He was apparently an asshole to his date and his ex at a bar.
Chiefs Running Back Arrested After Altercation
POSTED: 1:07 pm CDT September 13, 2005
UPDATED: 1:49 pm CDT September 13, 2005
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs running back Larry Johnson was arrested Monday night after an altercation he had with an ex-girlfriend early Saturday morning at a Kansas City bar.
Police Department spokesman Darin Snapp said Johnson turned himself in at the police station, where he was cited for domestic abuse assault. Johnson posted bond and was released, with a court date set for Sept. 20 on the misdemeanor charge.
Snapp said the incident began around 12:30 a.m. at The Drink when Johnson's ex-girlfriend came into the bar where Johnson was with a different woman.
The 25-year-old ex-girlfriend, of Overland Park, Kan., saw Johnson and walked the other way, Snapp said, but Johnson text messaged her on her phone and asked her to meet him downstairs.
The running back then grabbed the woman by the arm and pulled her to the front door, Snapp said, where Johnson asked the manager to make her leave. But since she had done nothing wrong, the manager said he couldn't kick her out, so she stayed, Snapp said.
Snapp said Johnson, 25, of Leawood, became irate after his date went to talk with the ex-girlfriend, grabbed the victim by the shoulders and shoved her, causing her to fall onto the floor.
Friends convinced the woman the next day to file a police report after seeing bruises on her arms, Snapp said.
The next day, Johnson ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets.
He is the latest of several Chiefs players who have gotten in trouble with the law either at bars or the result of alcohol.
During training camp, authorities said backup quarterback Todd Collins was involved in a melee at a restaurant and bar near River Falls, Wis.
In earlier incidents, kicker Lawrence Tynes was charged with breaking a bouncer's nose in a River Falls bar fight. Defensive tackle Junior Siavii and safety Greg Wesley also were arrested during camp after allegedly getting into a drunken confrontation with police in a Minneapolis hotel.
Source: KMBC News