Kansas City Chiefs running back barred from play for gay slurs

Posted on 27 Oct 2009 at 3:26pm

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that running back Larry Johnson is suspended from all team activities pending an investigation by the NFL for recent comments he made. He ranted on Twitter after the Chiefs suffered another loss Sunday to the San Diego Chargers. Demeaning comments were first directed at head coach, Todd Haley and then slurs began later in the feed. Then, the Kansas City Star reported Johnson allegedly yelled at a locker room reporter to “get your faggot ass out of here.”

GLAAD has called for actions against Johnson. A screen capture of his Twitter feed can be found on their page. However, Johnson’s @ToonIcon feed is now only open to approved followers. Johnson has since offered an apology but the New York Times noted he made no mention of the gay community.

The Dallas Cowboys played Kansas City earlier this month and won 26–20.

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