Dumb A_s ! Dumb A_s ! Dumb A_s !

The NFL evidently prides itself upon the image portrayed, in particular by its members. And that no doubt constitutes all of its staff. From its executives on down, through its owners and players. Which begs the question what sort of an a_shole must you be when you can act like a fool and denigrate not only the organization you’re employed by but also a certain group of individuals and think that you can get away with such behavior ? The reason I state this , is because of the recent incident concerning the Kansas City Chiefs’ Larry Johnson.

Chiefs'  running  back  Larry  Johnson  seen  here  in a  September  20th   picture   during  the    fourth  quarter of  an  NFL   game   played  against the  Oakland  Raiders   at  Arrowhead  Stadium  in   Kansas   City  , Mo.,   The  player   was   suspended   by   the   organization    after   his   criticism  of  them  as  well  as  some   disparaging   remarks   made   about  the   gay  community.   The   player  has  since  offered  an  apology  and   has  stated  that  he  will   contest   his  suspension  by  lodging   a  complaint with  the NFLPA  .   The   suspension  is   meted   out  by the  Chiefs  is  on  a  week  to   week  basis   at  the   franchise's    behest.   He's to  have   no   contact  with the  team   by  way  of   practice  or  other   activities  deemed   conducive   to  the   team  and   its  community obligations.    picture  appears   courtesy  of   ap/photo/  Charlie   Riedel   .......................

Chiefs’ running back Larry Johnson seen here on the sidelines in an NFL game played against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City , Missouri,. The player was suspended by the organization after his criticism of them and some disparaging remarks made about the gay community. He has since apologized for those remarks but the franchise hasn’t not agreed to rescind the suspension. Johnson intends to lodge an appeal to the NFL and will seek representation through the NFLPA. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Charlie Riedel …………

The hapless Chiefs, under first year coach , Todd Haley, is going through a tough time in the NFL and in particular within the AFC West. Never mind the fact that at (1-6) within their conference, they stand at the bottom of their division looking up at the likes of the Oakland Raiders (2-5),San Diego Chargers (3-3) and the unbeaten Denver Broncos (6-0).

Beleaguered   first  year  coach ,  Todd Haley  of   the  Kansas City  Chiefs  seen  here  on  the   sidelines   of  a  game   against  their   divisional  rivals the  San Diego  Chargers.    The   Chiefs would   go  on  to  lose  the  game  in  a   lopsided   blowout  37-7   to  the  Chargers   .   The  team   has   a  record  of   (1-6)   in  the NFL  and  sit  afoot of   the  AFC  West  Division.     picture  appears   courtesy  of   ap/photo/ Ed  Zurga  .....................

Beleaguered first year coach , Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs seen here on the sidelines of a game against their divisional rivals the San Diego Chargers. The Chiefs would go on to lose the game in a lopsided blowout 37-7 to the Chargers. The team has a record of (1-6) in the NFL and sits afoot of the AFC Western Division. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/Ed Zurga ……………

Courtesy of NFL.com Wire Reports;

Chiefs give two-week suspension to RB Johnson, who plans appeal

From NFL.com Wire Reports

Running back Larry Johnson, who used a gay slur twice within a 24-hour period and has a history of poor behavior, received what amounts to a one-game suspension from the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday night.

In a three-sentence release, the Chiefs said Johnson would be suspended from the team until Monday, Nov. 9. The Chiefs are on their bye week and will not play again until traveling to Jacksonville for a Nov. 8 game against the Jaguars.

The Chiefs had been saying for three days that they were “investigating” the situation. Johnson was told to stay away from the team Tuesday.

Peter Schaffer, Johnson’s agent, told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora that he already has been in contact with union officials and will appeal the suspension. Schaffer is hoping for a ruling from an independent arbitrator in the matter before Johnson, who stands to lose two paychecks (or roughly $560,000), would miss any playing time.

Schaffer contends that this suspension is “unwarranted under the circumstances” and said Johnson doesn’t want to miss any playing time. Schaffer also noted that Johnson already had issued a public apology before the suspension was issued and said “we respect the Chiefs’ right” to impose discipline, but “we disagree that the Chiefs’ proposed penalty is warranted by Larry’s actions.”

Ultimately, the Chiefs could elect to release Johnson, who’s averaging just 2.7 yards per carry this season. His $4.5 million salary for this season is guaranteed, but he’s set to make $5 million next season, not including a $2 million roster bonus. That likely means Johnson isn’t in the Chiefs’ long-term plans.

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Here an ESPN profile on NFLPA Executive Director , DeMaurice Smith. The expose’ was seen on the network’s magazine program ‘Outside The Lines’.

To say that this team is like a ship adrift at sea, aimlessly heading nowhere, would be a vast understatement to say the very least. Almost at will, this team has no semblance of defense, or offense, on either side of the ball. And even though the form once of expected of quarterback, Matt Cassel , has yet to be seen and the team still continues to struggle. Johnson, for his part hasn’t proven to be productive and as alluded to earlier , he has derided the organization , the coach and seemingly made an antagonistic and needless remark about the gay community. And all under the pretense of supposedly as an act of anger ? Or if the truth be told , the player actually wants out of Kansas ? Well if this is what it takes , he may not get his wish but more likely than not a suspension awaits and quite possibly a league reprimand and further punishment at the behest of league commissioner , Roger Goodell.

It’s often at times like this I begin to wonder if the NFLPA under its Executive Director, DeMaurice Smith , is entirely at all concerned with the conduct or behavior of his members ? Or is his primary concern more to do with the renegotiating of the collective bargaining agreement and the amount of money that the union can attain from the NFL by way of that agreement ? He’s had very little say about his members’ behavior. Especially, in light of them having transgressed the laws of the land. Never mind the only time he has shown any concern , is when he believes that the commissioner has overstepped his boundaries with regard to meting out punishment that he deems fit to players – when they’re in clear dereliction of the NFL’s personal conduct rule as it applies not only to the game but also with to the image of the NFL.

NFL  Commissioner   Roger  Goodell seen  here  addressing   members  of   the  press  at   a  news  conference   in  Tampa , Florida ,.    Both  Goodell  and   DeMaurice  Smith  of  the  NFLPA are   due  to  address    the   Senate   Judiciary  Committee  on health    related  issues  concerning   concussions  suffered   by    players  in  the  NFL .  There  may  well  be  a  great deal  of  posturing  and contentiousness   from   Goodell  and   Smith  when  they  address   the  Senate  Committee.    As  neither   party  wants  to  accept  any  responsibility   concerning  this   very   delicate   issue .       picture  appears  courtesy  of   reuters  / Jeffrey   Haynes   .....................

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seen here addressing members of the press at a news conference in Tampa , Florida ,. Both Goodell and DeMaurice Smith of the NFLPA are due to address the Senate Judiciary Committee on health related issues concerning concussions suffered by players, current and former – in the NFL . There may well be a great deal of posturing and contentiousness from Goodell and Smith when they address the Senate Committee. As neither party wants to accept any responsibility concerning this very delicate issue . picture appears courtesy of reuters / Jeffrey Haynes …………

It’s obvious that the NFLPA and the game’s hierarchy are on a collision course in more ways than one. In the eyes of Smith it won’t be only about the collection bargaining agreement but also what he believes to be Goodell’s autocratic rule as he deems when it comes to dealing with player suspensions and the airing of their grievances by way of an appeal. Granted , some of Smith’s claims may well be justified but he, himself , has done very little to rein in the conduct of his players by way of meeting the situation head on and addressing the issue. It’s as if, his making a public statement merely adds window dressing to the issue by showing trite concern for the issue and the image of his members. What’s more it gives the appearance that he condones their very behavior by way of not acting in a proactive manner. Sadly enough, these players don’t want to be held accountable for their actions in any shape or form ! And they merely think that by offering a trite and meaningless apology , it will be enough to address the issue. As is the case now, with the Chiefs’ Larry Johnson , after his disparaging remarks about the gay community and the Chiefs’ organization.

Whatever is left to be said can be best summed up in six meaningful words to my mind ! And that is that is ” Larry Johnson is a dumb ass ” ! Dumb ass , dumb ass , dumb ass ! Need I say anything more on the subject ?

Author: tophatal ...........

An avid sports' fans that's all !!!!!

15 thoughts on “Dumb A_s ! Dumb A_s ! Dumb A_s !”

  1. I agree….ah well give some enough money and they become……..
    I sometimes wonder though if the owners have given the Commissioners Office to much power.

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    1. al clements

      Just goes to prove once again how many of these players in the NFL don’t have the grasp of an education much less common sense and moral fiber. Now Johnson wants to be excused for his offense after a trite apology ?. He’s an a_s to begin with and not a bright one at that !
      I think it’s even more apathetic when you hear people throw out the bull_hit …..it’s his right to freedom of expression.
      Not in the work place when you’re disparaging your employer ,and teammates as in the organization and then a certain segment of society as an example as to what you think of someone .
      Johnson is an illiterate oaf and homo-phobe ! I for one can’t believe that he even went to Penn St ? What ‘Jo Pa’ had an off day at the time ?
      Who took his (Johnson’s) SAT’s ?

      What employee do you who can come into his place of work and let loose on the organization and then not expect to be reprimanded ? It’s no wonder the behavior of some of these athletes is so awry. The NFLPA has never come down on its members even when their actions have been egregious. What sort of message does that send to today’s kids by enlarge ?
      You can do as you please and get away with it ? I think not !

      Alan Parkins

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  2. This is his choice of words. He is guaranteed the right of free speech under the Constitution. The NFL needs to lose its anti trust. This is my point. I will defend the right of free speech. If Sharpton and Jackson can say crap and get away with it why not Johnson or any one else. You can’t have it both ways..

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    1. Bobby Gee
      Granted , everyone has a right to free speech but what you don’t seem to get is that it also has its consequences . Or don’t you simply understand that ? You come off as being apathetic to this all ?

      Johnson can’t think that he can come into his place of employment disparage his employers and certain members of the public and not expect there to be consequences . For which now he doesn’t want to accept the punishment. Which in this case is a suspension which is warranted. He’s an a_s to think he could just get away with an trite apology and nothing else.

      Alan Parkins

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  3. Johnson went from being a theoretical talent, bitching about his playing time, to finally getting it and proving what he could do fora few seasons, to this.

    Nice work, LJ.

    How’s that fan base coming along?

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    1. Chris Humpherys

      Johnson is just selfish , self centered and a conceited bastard ! There’s no other way to explain his actions. If he wants out then just say it – not go about trashing the organization , your coach and then use a derogatory term as an excuse to describe someone. It just goes to show how unintelligent the guy is to begin with. Talented as he may well be, but I for one, wouldn’t want him anywhere near a team of mine ! He’d be liable to implode there as well. Just because he’s not getting what he wants.

      It’s not as if he’s been that productive this season to begin with. His stats this season have been mediocre at best. What a complete waste of space and talent. They ought to sit his a_s down for at least three or four games as a deterrent for the next idiot down the NFL pike !

      Alan Parkins

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    1. Chris Humpherys

      We’ve all got an inbuilt moral compass within us. It’s how one uses it that counts. It stems from what we’ve learned at home and within a certain type of environment. Idiots who try and excuse his behavior as being free speech are basically just as ignorant as Johnson to begin with !

      Who do you know who can go out in their place of work disparage their boss and the organization ? Then have the temerity to use an anti social slur as an excuse for their temper and think that they can get away with it. Johnson is an ill educated bufoon !

      Hopefully the NFL will uphold his suspension rather than crying off like a scared feline. I am completely surprised by the attitude of NFLPA as to how they don’t seemingly care about the behavior of their members. It’s almost as if they condone this sort of thing and that the players shouldn’t be held accountable for their actions . On the face of it Smith appears to be no different from his predecessor Gene Upahaw. All he’s done since his introduction Exec Director is to play to the cameras and bitch and whine about the upcoming CBA negotiations. As always money talks and bulls_it walks ! It’s no different than before yet again !

      Alan Parkins

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  4. I’m sure that Grandmama is pissed he has the same name as him. It’s basically impossible to be on LJ’s side on this one. He’s pretty ignorant on more than a few topics. He is no stranger to bad press, so I’m sure this won’t be the last incident we hear about him…

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    1. chappy 81

      Larry Johnson of the NBA is nowhere near as dumb as Larry Johnson of the NFL and that’s a fact !

      What’s more surprising is that the NFL’s Larry Johnson went to Penn St and is fomer Nittany Lion ? Who knew ? Jo Pa had to have some problems with this guy while he wss in school because clearly he’s as dumb as he looks and acts ! And that’s no tall order given his current act.

      Alan Parkins

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      1. Yeah, I was always a fan of the NBA LJ, but the NFL one can’t seem to get it together from beating women to just plain being retarded.

        I’m sure he had his spouts with Jo Pa! That would have been interesting to see…

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  5. Guys I’ve an idea why not get Larry Johnson and Seinfeld’s Michael Richards together and see how they might interact with one another ? Any takers ?

    Alan Parkins

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    1. Chris Humpherys

      Perhaps while Johnson and Richards are locked in a room together , they actually begin to realize that they’re not that different from one another in terms of temperament , intelligence and just about everything else ? Both are as dumb as a box of rocks !

      Alan Parkins

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  6. chappy 81

    When it comes to character and collegiate sports a lot of the it’s few and far between.

    The Miami Hurricanes tried to have defensive lineman Willie Williams within their ranks. The kid was an incendiary device a walking , talking , ticking time bomb ! Whilst there for little more 1 1/2 semesters. He had numerous infractions. Check fraud , drug possession , sexual assault of a minor and petty theft. Way to ‘canes , way to go.

    He was kicked out , found himself at a junior college , where he still didn’t fit in. And I last I heard , he’s in jail. Thank God for small mercies , better inside , rather than out ! As he’s lees liable to harm the public.

    As for Larry Johinson of rhe Chiefs , I personally think that DeMaurice Smith of the NFLPA should sit the guy down and give him a stern to talking to. If he were in the military there’d be no fu_king way he’d gotten away with any of this sh_t. It wouldn’t have been tolerated at all. Well at least not in the British military . Here, what you allegedly call discipline, amounts to a slap on the wrist and you’re told not to do it again. Oh my , in this here tough man’s army , how quaint ?

    Alan Parkins

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