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Tribal Warfare
04-07-2009, 01:57 AM
Special master rules in favor of Chiefs in LJ case (http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/1128245.html)
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star

A special master’s ruling Monday made it far less expensive for the Chiefs to release running back Larry Johnson, if they so choose.

The Chiefs prevailed in their grievance case against Johnson when a special master ruled that $3.75 million of his salary in 2009 and 2010 was no longer guaranteed.

If the Chiefs decide to release or trade Johnson, the decision makes that move much easier on the Chiefs. His contract calls for $3.5 million of Johnson’s 2009 salary and $250,000 of his 2010 salary to be guaranteed regardless of whether he plays for them or not.

The special master ruled that Johnson forfeited his right to the guaranteed payments when he was suspended last year for one game by the NFL for a violation of the league’s personal-conduct policy.

Johnson would still receive his full 2009 salary of $4.55 million if he plays the season for the Chiefs. If he’s released before the start of the regular season, the Chiefs are no longer obligated to pay him the $3.5 million, as they would have been before the special master’s ruling.

Johnson’s agent, Peter Schaffer, said the running back, contrary to the comments he made early in the offseason, wants to play for the Chiefs.

“He’s excited about the direction the team is going in,” Schaffer said. “What happened today has no bearing on Larry’s desire to play for the Chiefs.

“Larry Johnson’s entire focus is to prepare for the 2009 season. He’s a member of the Kansas City Chiefs and wants to help them win a Super Bowl. He didn’t even attend the hearing last week. He was actually at the Chiefs’ practice facility when it was going on. He didn’t even ask about it.”

The Chiefs had no comment.

Johnson has 30 days to file an appeal.

“We disagree with that portion of the ruling,” said Richard Berthelesen, the general counsel for the NFL Players Association.

“But we have not yet decided as to what we’re going to do by way of appeal.”

The special master ruled Johnson was entitled to keep one-fourth of the 2008 portion of his signing bonus, or about $521,000. The Chiefs had argued Johnson forfeited that with the suspension.

Smed1065
04-07-2009, 02:11 AM
lol ok TRUTH.......

lol.

Count Alex's Losses
04-07-2009, 02:14 AM
He didn’t even attend the hearing last week. He was actually at the Chiefs’ practice facility when it was going on. He didn’t even ask about it.

But he's just an asshole, right you fucks?

T-post Tom
04-07-2009, 02:31 AM
But he's just an asshole, right you ****s?



Remember a few years back when the Pats were pretty fond of Corey Dillon? In Cincinatti, Dillon was alot like LJ on & off the field: a bruising RB with a bad, "bruising" attitude to match. The Pats straightened him out. Maybe Pioli & co. will channel the "Patriot way" and do the same with LJ. Just a thought.

What's the scoop at WPI? Keep, trade or cut? I suspect they'll hang on to him unless someone ponies up a decent trade. And I doubt that'll happen until draft day. I could see Philly offering something up at some point.

Tribal Warfare
04-07-2009, 02:33 AM
But he's just an asshole, right you fucks?

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Count Alex's Losses
04-07-2009, 02:33 AM
What's the scoop at WPI? Keep, trade or cut? I suspect they'll hang on to him unless someone ponies up a decent trade. And I doubt that'll happen until draft day. I could see Philly offering something up at some point.

Nick thinks he's toast and that he'll be suspended. But he's always been biased against LJ.

T-post Tom
04-07-2009, 02:35 AM
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Nice. BTW, great voice & great song.

Tribal Warfare
04-07-2009, 02:41 AM
Nice. BTW, great voice & great song.

no joke, he's my cousin

T-post Tom
04-07-2009, 02:41 AM
Nick thinks he's toast and that he'll be suspended. But he's always been biased against LJ.

So a pending suspension has no basis in fact? It's just his opinion?

T-post Tom
04-07-2009, 02:45 AM
no joke, he's my cousin

That rocks. I've been a big fan of his since he hooked up with the Doobies. I'm pretty sure I've got every piece of music he's ever put out.

Tribal Warfare
04-07-2009, 02:47 AM
That rocks. I've been a big fan of his since he hooked up with the Doobies. I'm pretty sure I've got every piece of music he's ever put out.

Infact, my sister sings like a female version of Michael but with better vocal range.

T-post Tom
04-07-2009, 02:52 AM
Infact, my sister sings like a female version of Michael but with better vocal range.

Must run in the family. Has she recorded professionally?

Tribal Warfare
04-07-2009, 02:59 AM
Must run in the family. Has she recorded professionally?

She has recorded a demo, and is moving to Nashville

T-post Tom
04-07-2009, 03:08 AM
She has recorded a demo, and is moving to Nashville

There's a lot of good-hearted music lovers here: you should post a link when she gets up and running.

Rausch
04-07-2009, 03:13 AM
There's a lot of good-hearted music lovers here: you should post a link when she gets up and running.

Or not.

The planet can be brutal...

Tribal Warfare
04-07-2009, 03:33 AM
There's a lot of good-hearted music lovers here: you should post a link when she gets up and running.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=233585900

listen to all the tracks she just dabbles in country

T-post Tom
04-07-2009, 04:11 AM
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=233585900

listen to all the tracks she just dabbles in country

Impressive. She'll do well. [I bet your cousin could hook her up with the right contacts in Nashville.]

Raised On Riots
04-08-2009, 09:52 AM
But he's just an asshole, right you fucks?

BP wants him to stay. BP is the God of Awesome Power.

BP decrees that the Deal Is Done!

BP decrees that you now celebrate his Awesome Power and Wisdom!

Do it!