Last year former Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson’s latest scrape with the law threatened to put him behind bars for at least two years. But once again, he has managed to avoid jail time.
Johnson was arrested in October after allegedly choking a woman at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. On his way out of the hotel, he also told a security guard he would rip his “f****** vocal cords out”, according to the police report.
Per TMZ, the running back landed a deal that has him plead no contest to misdemeanor domestic battery and assault in exchange for no time in jail.
He will be on probation for a year, have to perform 48 hours of community service, attend six months of counseling classes and pay a $345 fine.
Under most normal circumstances, I’d say this is the last we hear about this case. But as we all know, Johnson has trouble staying out of trouble, meaning there’s a good chance that year of probation doesn’t play out without another incident.
Since his release by the Chiefs, Johnson has spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins. His last appearance in an NFL game was in 2011 with the Dolphins.