Chiefs release Larry Johnson


In a tersely worded statement Monday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that embattled running back Larry Johnson has been released.

Johnson on Sunday served a one-game suspension for making gay slurs. He was 75 yards from breaking Priest Holmes' franchise record (6,070) for career rushing yards.

The Chiefs suspended Johnson without pay through Sunday after he questioned coach Todd Haley's qualifications on his Twitter account and twice used a homosexual slur. Last Monday, Kansas City reached a settlement with Johnson, reducing the amount of pay he would lose by half, to $315,000.

The Chiefs initially cleared Johnson to return to the team's facility and participate in team activities beginning Monday. He apologized for his remarks last week, and his agent said his client had learned from the entire experience.


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