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CHIEFSFAN_NY
09-13-2005, 11:52 AM
Chiefs running back accused of assaulting woman in bar

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By CHRISTINE VENDEL and JOHN SHULTZ
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The Kansas City Star
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An Overland Park woman filed a complaint with police this week alleging that Chiefs running back Larry Johnson shoved her and tried to drag her out of a Kansas City bar early Saturday.

Johnson acknowledged he was at the bar at the time but denied that the altercation happened.

The assault allegation comes less than two years after another woman said Johnson slapped her and threatened her with a gun in his Leawood home during his rookie year. In that case, Johnson struck a deal with Johnson County prosecutors in 2004 to avoid domestic violence charges. Part of the deal required him to stay clear of trouble for two years.

Kansas City police issued Johnson a municipal ticket for assault Monday. Johnson refused to sign the ticket. He was given a Sept. 20 court date in Municipal Court.

Johnson could face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500, police said.

Police interviewed the 25-year-old victim and photographed her bruises about 10 hours after the alleged incident.

When asked by a reporter Monday about the events, the victim called the police report “faulty” and questioned some of the sequence of events.

According to the police report filed Saturday morning, the incident happened at The Drink, a County Club Plaza bar, about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The victim told police that she had an ongoing relationship with Johnson. She said she saw Johnson at the bar with another woman, who was an ex-girlfriend.

The victim told police that Johnson sent a text message to her cell phone, asking her to meet him downstairs, the report said. Once there, the two argued. She accused Johnson of then grabbing her by her right arm and pulling her to an exit, where he told a bouncer that he was a Chief and wanted her removed, the report says.

A bar manager, though, said the woman could stay, and she went upstairs.

While upstairs, the victim told police, she confronted the ex-girlfriend, an act which “enraged” Johnson. In the report, the victim accused him of then shoving her backwards with his hands, knocking her down, and then grabbing her by her right wrist. She soon left the bar but didn’t call police right away. The woman told police she told her sister and some friends and then realized, “making a report was the right thing to do,” according to police reports.

In a phone interview Monday night, the victim did say she was injured and that an altercation happened. Asked about her statement to police in the report — that Johnson pushed, grabbed and pulled her to the door — she said: “No, Larry Johnson did not push and grab and pull me to the door.”

When told of the complaint before receiving his ticket Monday, Johnson said “I don’t know anything about it. I was there. I was there with a friend. What you said was not me. If it was me, I wouldn’t be talking to you right now because it would be a violation of my probation and I would be in jail.”

Johnson agreed to enter into a domestic violence diversion program in February 2004 after he was charged with aggravated assault and misdemeanor battery in an incident that allegedly took place during the previous NFL season, his rookie year with the Chiefs.

Johnson County prosecutors had alleged that the then 24-year-old Johnson slapped his girlfriend and threatened her with a handgun in an early-morning argument at his home in December 2003.

The terms of the deal he reached with prosecutors required him to receive anger-management counseling and do community service and to stay out of trouble for two years. In return the charges against him would be dismissed.

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Cochise
09-13-2005, 11:58 AM
OMGZ! HESZ GOIN TO JAIL FER 6 MONTSH

htismaqe
09-13-2005, 11:58 AM
sounds like alot of hoopla about nothing

Mecca
09-13-2005, 11:59 AM
sounds like alot of hoopla about nothing

Exactly.

CASHMAN
09-13-2005, 12:01 PM
According to the police report filed Saturday morning, the incident happened at The Drink, a County Club Plaza bar, about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The victim told police that she had an ongoing relationship with Johnson. She said she saw Johnson at the bar with another woman, who was an ex-girlfriend.


What was he doing out at that late of a night before a game? Didnt bother his game but i just dont understand.





CASHMAN.

NewChief
09-13-2005, 12:02 PM
What was he doing out at that late of a night before a game? Didnt bother his game but i just dont understand.


No kidding. I hadn't even thought about that. :harumph:

Chiefs Pantalones
09-13-2005, 12:03 PM
DOOMSDAY!!!111!!!!

RedDread
09-13-2005, 12:03 PM
...because all good police reports come after consulting with your sister and your friends.

I think if this had been serious then she wouldn't have had to consult anyone before making a decision. Usually when you're assaulted in a public place the decision sort of makes itself when someone calls the cops.

sounds like sour grapes to me.

Cochise
09-13-2005, 12:04 PM
It says "early Saturday", which I take to mean it was like Friday night, only after midnight made it Saturday...

Cochise
09-13-2005, 12:04 PM
DOOMSDAY!!!111!!!!

ITS EVEN IN BOLD!!!111!!!! HES GOIN TEH JAILZOR!!!

RedDread
09-13-2005, 12:04 PM
What was he doing out at that late of a night before a game? Didnt bother his game but i just dont understand.

CASHMAN.

12:30 AM Saturday, as in Friday night-Saturday morning

bleh, Cochise beat me to it

Mecca
09-13-2005, 12:05 PM
Guys the Saturday reference refers to early Saturday morning 12:30 AM, that would make it Friday night. He wasn't out the night before the game.

BigRedChief
09-13-2005, 12:05 PM
From a poster over at the chiefscoalition site.

I just heard the story from one the bouncers at the place.

Lj came into the place with a very attractive women. A less attractive women started an argument with LJ's date. LJ stuck his head between the two and ended up head butting the ugly girl. The bouncer does not believe it was WWF type head but more of a head but to get into her face to speak his mind.

He then contacted the bouncers and asked to be escourted out to prevent complications. He left out the back door and the woman out the front

Chiefs Pantalones
09-13-2005, 12:09 PM
ITS EVEN IN BOLD!!!111!!!! HES GOIN TEH JAILZOR!!!

Asl,.>?/

Chiefnj
09-13-2005, 12:11 PM
According to the police report filed Saturday morning, the incident happened at The Drink, a County Club Plaza bar, about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The victim told police that she had an ongoing relationship with Johnson. She said she saw Johnson at the bar with another woman, who was an ex-girlfriend.


What was he doing out at that late of a night before a game? Didnt bother his game but i just dont understand.





CASHMAN.

Technically it was probably late Friday night/Sat morning, not the night before the game.

In any event, if you are a star athlete on probation - keep your women apart. Don't get caught in public with an ex. You're asking for a problem and a catfight.

VonneMarie
09-13-2005, 12:13 PM
From a poster over at the chiefscoalition site.

I just heard the story from one the bouncers at the place.

Lj came into the place with a very attractive women. A less attractive women started an argument with LJ's date. LJ stuck his head between the two and ended up head butting the ugly girl. The bouncer does not believe it was WWF type head but more of a head but to get into her face to speak his mind.

He then contacted the bouncers and asked to be escourted out to prevent complications. He left out the back door and the woman out the front
We can only hope it went that way.

Coach
09-13-2005, 12:21 PM
I think she is trying to get some of his money. She wants an out-of-court settlement. Which will probably happen, unfortunately.

Bob Dole
09-13-2005, 12:22 PM
sounds like alot of hoopla about nothing

Unfortunately, if he touched her in any way, it's not "nothing."

MOhillbilly
09-13-2005, 12:32 PM
Unfortunately, if he touched her in any way, it's not "nothing."

not enough evidence to book him in says alot.




But assault is assault and if you so much as lay a finger on someone who doesnt want you to. You violate your parole/probation.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-13-2005, 12:38 PM
Time to take this crap out on the Faiduhz, Larry run hard and take some lb's out to boot!

jidar
09-13-2005, 12:46 PM
Grabbed her arm after shes raising a scene? That's nothing.
Somebody ought to find her and beat her ass so she will know when she actually has something to complain about.

jspchief
09-13-2005, 12:54 PM
Shouldn't the Red Coaters be out assassinating witnesses and brushing this under the rug? Isn't that what they are there for?

Bob Dole
09-13-2005, 12:58 PM
not enough evidence to book him in says alot.




But assault is assault and if you so much as lay a finger on someone who doesnt want you to. You violate your parole/probation.

Which is why it's not "nothing."

hbkeay
09-13-2005, 01:03 PM
Unfortunately, if he touched her in any way, it's not "nothing."

No, it's not "nothing", but in a legal sense, it is nothing.

gblowfish
09-13-2005, 01:04 PM
Don't worry about Leon. Leon'll beat the rap.

Leon went to the Lawrence Phillips Charm School.

tomahawk kid
09-13-2005, 01:13 PM
Shouldn't the Red Coaters be out assassinating witnesses and brushing this under the rug? Isn't that what they are there for?


:LOL:

KingPriest2
09-13-2005, 01:18 PM
According to the police report filed Saturday morning, the incident happened at The Drink, a County Club Plaza bar, about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The victim told police that she had an ongoing relationship with Johnson. She said she saw Johnson at the bar with another woman, who was an ex-girlfriend.


What was he doing out at that late of a night before a game? Didnt bother his game but i just dont understand.





CASHMAN.


This was friday night going into Saturday. No 12:30 am Sunday

Boyceofsummer
09-13-2005, 01:41 PM
your dogs ears. My dogs ears are bigger than yours.

gblowfish
09-13-2005, 01:49 PM
I'm sure the Chiefs PR and marketing weasels are in a conference room right now brain storming. How can we spin this? Turn a negative into a positive? Get a new sponsor or two? Make LJ a product spokeman? Make a few bucks off the publicity? AHA!!! I got it!!! Light bulb goes on! Genius! Beauty!! Buy a half page in Sunday's sports section!!

Frosty
09-13-2005, 02:12 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how some people are so eager to assume the worse and spin it completely out of context.

jspchief
09-13-2005, 02:16 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how some people are so eager to assume the worse and spin it completely out of context.It happens once, I give him the benefit of the doubt.

It happens twice (allegedly) and it seems a lot more believable.

Most the time, when the police charge a person with a crime, I assume they are getting it right. That isn't going to change just because that person is a really good runningback on my favorite football team.

DJJasonp
09-13-2005, 02:24 PM
If this all turns out to be a convoluted story by this woman to make some money off of LJ...I think we (the planet) need to come up with our own brand of Chiefs Justice....

Maybe invoke fines, or worst case scenario (for the most heinous crimes against a chief....such as disrupting the team's mission towards a super bowl)...we create a black-ops squad to take these people out for good!

Aren't these people football fans for god's sake?
Must be Al Davis' paid thugs!

Frosty
09-13-2005, 03:05 PM
It happens once, I give him the benefit of the doubt.

It happens twice (allegedly) and it seems a lot more believable.

Most the time, when the police charge a person with a crime, I assume they are getting it right. That isn't going to change just because that person is a really good runningback on my favorite football team.

The first time he bodily threw his psycho-exgirlfriend out of his house and told her he would get his gun if she came back. Somehow, this becomes a pistol-whipping.

Now, supposedly, he breaks up a fight between two women in a bar. Now he's a wife-beater.

He needs to learn that in this day and age, you can't even touch a woman, but I don't see where he has beat up anyone. The Phillips comparisons in the previous posts are bullshit, IMO.

gblowfish
09-13-2005, 03:12 PM
The Phillips comparisons in the previous posts are bullshit, IMO.

You're absolutely right.

Lawrence Phillips won a national championship at Nebraska.

Larry Johnson did not at Penn State.

No comparison.
:p

Hydrae
09-13-2005, 03:15 PM
The first time he bodily threw his psycho-exgirlfriend out of his house and told her he would get his gun if she came back. Somehow, this becomes a pistol-whipping.

Now, supposedly, he breaks up a fight between two women in a bar. Now he's a wife-beater.

He needs to learn that in this day and age, you can't even touch a woman, but I don't see where he has beat up anyone. The Phillips comparisons in the previous posts are bullshit, IMO.


He needs to upgrade his coice in women IMO.