With still a number of off the field issues following him around, the league today decided they will sit Chiefs RB Larry Johnson for the teams week 10 game at San Diego. Johnson hasn’t played for the Chiefs the past two weeks, and word is he’ll sit this Sunday when the team takes on the Bucs at home.
“We respect the decision of commissioner Goodell,” said Carl Peterson, president of the Chiefs. “The NFL player conduct policy sets forth a set of standards that all NFL players, coaches and staff members must abide by. Upon the completion of his suspension we sincerely hope that Larry will be ready to return to the field for the Chiefs determined to make a positive contribution to our team and, with the assistance of the people around him, turn his life around.”
The damage to Johnson’s suspension means that he’ll lose out on about $147,000, or one game check. The suspension comes from an assault charge that took place from an incident when Johnson spat at a women’s face at the club back on October 10th.
It’s not the only incident involving Johnson, who also faces a December 4th court date for another incident that occurred last February when he allegedly pushed a woman’s face in another Kansas City nightspot.