There’s been sides working on trying to reach a settlement for Chiefs RB Larry Johnson, this after Johnson used a gay slur on his Twitter account. Tonight there are reports that Johnson and the team has reached a deal where he will stay suspended for two weeks, but lose his game check for just one.
Here’s a report about it from the KC Star:
Larry Johnson won’t be back any sooner, but now a settlement is reportedly in place to withhold only one week’s pay from the Chiefs running back.
According to an ESPN report Saturday, Johnson and the Chiefs reached an agreement in which the embattled Kansas City running back will remain suspended for two weeks but will be paid for one of those weeks.
Johnson’s team suspension had called for him to miss two weeks’ pay, until the punishment expires Nov. 9. After his suspension ends, Johnson could be subject to additional punishment after he called out coach Todd Haley last Sunday on his Twitter account, then publicly used two gay slurs in less than 24 hours.
Such a settlement will allow Johnson to recoup about $330,000, which includes his base salary and any escalators built into Johnson’s contract, which runs through 2012.
Look for the Chiefs to try and move Johnson this offseason, as they are done with his antics, and Todd Haley and Scott Pioli are sick of having to put up with his immature and troublesome attitude.