Larry Johnson May Be Released

Noel PurcellCorrespondent IOctober 28, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 25:  Running back Larry Johnson #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs watches the scoreboard during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 25, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Controversial Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has been suspended and may be cut loose from Kansas City.

Further decisions will be made after an NFL decision on the matter.

Johnson, formerly a top running back in the NFL, has seen his career take a turn for the worse in the last two years.

Johnson had rushed for consecutive 1,700-plus yard seasons and played a full 32 games in 2005 and 2006, but he has totaled just 1,118 yards in 27 games over the last three seasons.

Johnson's injury-plagued career in Kansas City, and possibly the NFL (he turns 30 in three weeks), has culminated in turmoil. Johnson is currently suspended for using two homophobic slurs when talking to reporters about his head coach, Todd Haley, and over his Twitter account.

This is the second time Johnson has gotten himself in hot water for using gay slurs, as he had to apologize for this same offense last season.

Johnson has since issued an apology, saying he said it purely out of anger.

The Chiefs have a bye this week, so look for Johnson to be cut after this week.

Fantasy owners, get your waiver claims on Jamaal Charles in before it's too late.

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