Is There Deeper Problems Within Larry Johnson?
In what has become far to common practice for today’s athletes is the template apology. They just change the team name they play for (Chiefs), the league in which they play in (NFL), the commissioner (Roger “Godfather” Goodell) they play for, their coach (Todd Haley), and of course their teammates, for actions they now regret.
This being no different for Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, who had himself a Twitter fight over his belittlement of his coach Haley and his followers responses, which was recently published here on this site. This time though the apology came through his attorney (which is very sincere) for using a gay slur in one of his tweets and a loud to reporters on Monday.
“I regret my actions. The words were used by me in frustration, and they were not appropriate,” Johnson said. “I did not intend to offend anyone, but that is no excuse for what I said. I also want to apologize to all the kids who view athletes as role models. I was not a good role model yesterday and hopefully I can become a better role model.”
The issue everyone will be for sure talking about is whether he deserves to be suspended however, I think Johnson may have deeper issues within himself. It was a constant theme in his tweets to reference how much more money he was making over the people that where responding to his tweets.
Then there is the issue of how many times he has been arrested for assaults on women, four times to be exact. They have ranged from pushing a woman’s head into a nightclub wall to spitting in a woman’s face. These are not your typical actions from someone that is happy within themselves.
Money can make your life a easier but it doesn’t buy you happiness, as cliche as that sounds, I wonder if that’s what we are seeing right before our eyes with Johnson.
If he does get suspended, that bank roll he was so boisterous about on Twitter will obviously be lighter.