Chiefs star running back Larry Johnson will miss Sunday’s game against Tennessee. Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards said Johnson broke team rules and would miss the contest, but would return for the October 26th game against the New York Jets. On Monday, Johnson was charged with simple assault. The “Kansas City Star” obtained court and police documents and reported a 26-year-old woman accused Johnson of using his open hand to push the left side of her head.
He faces a December court date for the incident, which occurred on February 24th. This is the third time Johnson has been charged with assaulting a woman since joining the Chiefs in 2003. Although both previous charges were dropped, but the latest incident could bring Johnson a jail term of up to six months and a 500-dollar fine. The 28-year-old has rushed for 417 yards and three touchdowns this season.