03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kansas City Chiefs Cut Larry Johnson

In not so surprising news the Kansas City Chiefs have decided to cut running back Larry Johnson. In a press release issued by the team they announced their decision to cut ties with the troublesome back.


Press Release from the Chiefs Organization:

The Kansas City Chiefs released RB Larry Johnson on Monday. In 75 games (55 starts) with Kansas City, Johnson rushed 1,375 times for 5,996 yards (4.4 avg.) with 55 touchdowns. He also registered 151 receptions for 1,369 yards (9.1 avg.) with six TDs. He concluded his Chiefs career with 30 100-yard rushing games and also added two 100-yard receiving games.

Johnson established an NFL single-season record with 416 rushing attempts in 2006 when he set a franchise single-season mark with 1,789 rushing yards. He originally entered the league as the Chiefs first-round selection (27th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Penn State.

Johnson came under fire following remarks he made questioning head coach Todd Haley's credentials as well as gay slurs he used via his twitter account, which he then repeated to reporters the next day.