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Larry Johnson

Published on Nov 22, 2015

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Larry Johnson

By Nick Barlotta

Background Info

  • Graduated from Penn St.
  • Drafted in 1st round of NFL draft by Kansas City Chiefs
  • Played 9 seasons in NFL

Best Years

  • Two pro bowl selections
  • All-pro in 2005 and 2006
  • Easily one of the best RBs in the league

The Decline

  • Sat out of training camp
  • Season ending injury in 2007
  • Suspended multiple times in 2008

Social Media Gone Wrong

  • In 2009, Johnson is suspended for using a gay slur on Twitter
  • Bashes his head coach and attacks a fan on Twitter
  • Johnson later issued an apology

Social Media Gone Wrong

  • He also received backlash from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
  • A few weeks later Johnson is released by the Chiefs

Legal Trouble

  • He's been arrested 6 times since 2003
  • Most arrests have been for assault charges against women

Legal Trouble

  • In 2012, He was arrested for domestic violence
  • In 2008, he spat on a woman and threatened to kill her boyfriend
  • Most recently in October he was arrested for attacking a man with a broken bottle

How this could have been avoided

  • Johnson should of simply ignored this person
  • He could of made his profile private
  • His agent or someone from the team could of controlled his twitter


  • I would have made Johnson delete his Twitter
  • He is a loose cannon and had prior legal problems
  • Some people just do not belong on twitter