When Athletes Go Stupid: Larry Johnson Edition Brandon Caldwell October 28, 2009 Sports 2 Comments Ugh, how many times have I said that the social networking steez can’t apply to everybody? If you’re a regular person? Fine. If you’re on an NFL/NCAA/NBA team? It’s not working out because somebody is going to snitch and report whatever you say to the media and your bosses probably. Happened with J.R. Smith, got Michael Beasley wanting to go to rehab and got some folks from Texas Tech to lose some captains and get some folks suspended. Larry Johnson, welcome to the class. LJ, who oh by the way is the starting RB for the Kansas City Chiefs (who are 1-6) decided to take to Twitter and express his feelings after the Chiefs got their asses handed to them by the San Diego Chargers 37-7 last Sunday. Now, before that he went ahead and went to talk shit about his head coach Todd Haley. When asked about it by reporters, Johnson told the reporters nearly the same thing. Something along the lines of “get ya’ll faggot asses out of here”. And we know dropping that particular F-bomb is a no-no in our PC media world. So of course, the Chiefs playing good cop here and moral adviser to the situation suspended LJ indefinitely. Of course there’s the standard b.s. apology: “First of all, I want to apologize to the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and the rest of the NFL, Commissioner Goodell, the Chiefs organization, Coach Todd Haley, his staff, and my teammates for the words I used yesterday. I regret my actions. The words were used by me in frustration, and they were not appropriate. I did not intend to offend anyone, but that is no excuse for what I said.” “I also want to apologize to all the kids who view athletes as role models. I was not a good role model yesterday and hopefully I can become a better role model. We all make mistakes, and the challenge is to learn from them. I will do my best to learn from this one as I move toward becoming a better person, teammate, and member of the Kansas City chiefs team and community.” First off, it won’t be the last time somebody uses the “fag” word so freely and second, remember when Charles Barkley just straight up told you he wasn’t a role model? And if you just got your ass handed to you by a better team, wouldn’t you be upset too? Oh wait, you play in the NFL and are basically the face of your franchise. Thing about Johnson is, in his short tenure in the league he’s already about to become the Chief’s all-time leading rusher. Do you really tank your season away and opt for Matt Cassel to lead your one receiver offense? I dunno, but still – you can’t go on Twitter or any social site thinking you’re immune if you are in the public light. Exactly how Tila Tequila got her case dismissed because she went and popped her bobblehead off and damaged her case. Larry Johnson’s Latest Words Add to Controversy [Kansas City Star] Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr 2 Responses You Might Be Twit-chin « A Day & A Dream March 16, 2010 […] I wish I had a caption for this story but really, I don’t. Point blank, you might have a friend or follower that might possibly be a member of the FBI. They always did say this social networking stuff would get a heap of folks in trouble – ask Ray Allen and Larry Johnson. […] Reply MONEY May 11, 2016 It’s nearly impossible to find educated people in this particular topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.