Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson—who publicly used the words "fag" and "faggot" twice within a 24-hour period—was given what amounts to a one-game suspension. The Chiefs said Johnson would be suspended until Monday Nov. 9 for "conduct detrimental to the team" and the game checks and other lost revenue would amount to about a penalty of about $600,000, reports the Kansas City Star.
The Chiefs are off this week and will not play again until traveling to Jacksonville on Nov. 8.
For the past three days, the Chiefs have said they were “investigating” the situation which began after Johnson and the team suffered a major loss to the Chargers. Johnson called reporters "faggots" and called a fan "fag" in a gay-baiting Twitter rant that also insulted his coach.
In the uproar following the anti-gay remarks, the former two-time Pro Bowl player "apologized" to NFL fans, Chiefs fans, teammates and staff—everyone but gays. It was obvious Johnson was not sorry about demeaning gays. Kudos to the Kansas City Chiefs for hitting Johnson—who boasts on Twitter about how much money he makes—where it hurts.
Johnson becomes the latest footballer to be disciplined under tougher new NFL regulations. Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett was fined for his ridiculous homophobic, n-word laced YouTube "rap".