Around The Web: LJ Back In Vegas, “New” Arrowhead On Track, Training Camp Groundbreaking

During OTAs, it was reported Larry Johnson skipped out on a voluntary practice to party in Las Vegas.  Now that he is LJwithMilan2on summer vacation, LJ apparently was back in Vegas last weekend.  SPORTSbyBROOKS tracked down the details (and photos).

While he was in Las Vegas, Johnson came across a partying posse of lively ladies headed up by aspiring model Milan Q.  Milan was kind enough to Twitter all about their misadventures while tossing up a few photos to boot.  What did she have to say about meeting LJ?

“Running back for the Kansas City Chiefs… Larry Johnson.  I don’t know anything about football.  LOL”LJwithMilan3

But she does know enough about getting free alcohol, as she was impressed with LJ’s generosity.

“Look at the huge champagne that football player Larry Johnson bought for us!”

She later tweeted about finishing the whole bottle that was provided by Johnson.

Listen, I generally don’t care what a player does off the field just as long as it’s legal.  And by all accounts everything LJ has done during his time in Vegas has been just that.  But when you have had trouble in the past with women and alcohol at nightclubs, is it really the best idea to go out to a nightclub in Vegas and buy a group of women one of the biggest bottles of champagne in the city?  If this were Tank Tyler, Dwayne Bowe or Matt Cassel it would just be another night out on the town during the offseason.  But in the past it rarely was just another night out with LJ when alcohol was involved.

According to the Kansas City Star, the “new” Arrowhead Stadium is progressing toward completion.Arrowhead1

Jim Rowland, executive director of the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority, told the Jackson County Legislature that the stadium should be 70 percent complete for the Kansas City Chiefs’ opener, as planned.

“Arrowhead is a flurry of activity, trying to get ready for the Aug. 15 opening.”

A monthly construction report delivered by Rowland detailed that lower portions of the upper concourse will not be completed for the 2009 season, along with lounge areas on the club level.

With work at Kauffman Stadium nearly complete, spending on construction at the Truman Sports Complex has now surpassed $500 million.

I’m curious to see exactly what the stadium will look like when all the changes are done.  Think about it, even after the season starts there is still 30% more work that will be done.

Speaking of new construction, officials from Missouri Western, the city of St. Joseph, Buchanan County and the Kansas City Chiefs, broke ground yesterday for the Kansas City Chiefs summer training camp facility. TrainingCampBreakGround

The indoor practice facility will also be available for Western as well as community use when the Chiefs are not in summer camp.

About 250 people were in attendance at the morning ceremony with several wearing their Chief’s gear.

Western’s Athletic Director, Dave Williams, says this will benefit almost every department of griffon athletics.  The contractor, Crossland Construction, intends to work with 11 local subcontractors on the project.  All together, the local subs will account for nearly half on the $10 million it will take to build the facility.

The project is expected to be completed and ready to open in time for the Chiefs to train there next summer.

This facility should be incredible for both the university and the Chiefs and even the groundbreaking was a day ahead of schedule.  I just might have to make a trip to St. Joseph for the first traning camp next year.

 

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