Looks as if the Chiefs and coach Herm Edwareds are not still happy with running back Larry Johnson. The Chiefs are going to bench, but not suspend Johnson this week as the Chiefs travel to take on the Jets at the Meadowlands. L.J. on Wednesday talked to the media about his issues and gave an apology for the issues that have landed him in trouble.
“I want to start off saying I apologize to the Hunt family, my family, first and foremost, the fans, teammates, coaches and players,” said Johnson. “This is the first time in my life I actually had to stand up, I mean actually woke up and kind of be disgusted with myself and disgusted as far as the way my life and my career is heading right now.”
The team suspended Johnson last week for violating team rules. Then this week it came out that he spat in a womans face at a nightclub, and he’ll also face December hearing in connection with a simple assault allegation involving another woman in February at another nightspot.
“And I promise not only to the fans, not only to teammates, players, coaches, GMs and my own family that I do anticipate seeking help to get better as far as getting my life on track, knowing what I want out of this life, not necessarily football, and just work as hard as I can not only being a good football player but obviously being a son of the National Football League, a son of my own family, hopefully a brother, a future father, future husband.”
The 1-5 Chiefs could really use Johnson, but more importantly, could use him to stop assulting women and get his personal life on track so he can get on the field and help his team more. For now, it will be interesting to see when the team uses the Pro Bowl back again.