The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that Larry Johnson has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.
Johnson cannot participate in any team activities or be on team premises until Monday, November 9th. Due to the bye week, he will only miss the November 8th game against Jacksonville.
He will forfeit two game checks, which will cost LJ about $660,000.
Good start for the Chiefs. This must have been the most the team felt it could give Johnson without causing a stir of their own with the Players Association. Hopefully once his suspension is up on the 9th, Kansas City will promptly release him.
I understand the argument that releasing could give others the impression that all they need to do in order to get out of town is act out. But I think it is vital that they keep LJ as far away from this team as possible. I’d love to see him be forced to sit at home for the rest of the season and not get a chance to catch on with another club, but that clearly isn’t going to happen. So cut him loose and let him become some other team’s headache.
There is no scenario I can envision Larry Johnson as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs and it not having a negative impact on the team going forward.