The NFL ruled today that Larry Johnson will serve a one game suspension for his recent off-the-field incident. Larry already has been deactivated for two weeks and will be deactivated once again this Sunday. The NFL has decided to suspend him for Week 10 when the Chiefs will face the San Diego Chargers.
Chiefs running back Larry Johnson was suspended for Week 10 of the NFL season by commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Johnson is not permitted on the team’s premises until Nov. 10. The suspension will cost him about $147,000, or one game check.
Carl Peterson felt that the suspension was fair and hopes that LJ can rebuild his life.
“We respect the decision of commissioner Goodell,” said Carl Peterson, president of the Kansas City Chiefs. “The NFL player conduct policy sets forth a set of standards that all NFL players, coaches and staff members must abide by. Upon the completion of his suspension we sincerely hope that Larry will be ready to return to the field for the Chiefs determined to make a positive contribution to our team and, with the assistance of the people around him, turn his life around.”
I think the Chiefs have done the right thing by sitting LJ for the last two weeks and this Sunday. I think LJ might have gotten a longer suspension if the Chiefs had taken no action. Let’s all hope that LJ will come back the new-and-improved LJ that we all know he can be for this team.