PFT: Larry Johnson will seek expedited appeal of his suspension
The Chiefs have imposed a two-week suspension on running back Larry Johnson.
And Johnson will be challenging the suspension immediately.
will be filing an appeal tomorrow," agent Peter Schaffer told us by
phone tonight. "It is our belief that the action did not warrant the
discipline unilaterally imposed by the Chiefs. We'll be asking for an
expeditied hearing, and hopefully we can work out a positive, mutual
resolution with the Chiefs. If not, we'll defer to the arbitrator's
decision. Larry's desire is to get back to his teammates as soon as he
can." continue reading...
Jamaal Charles seems like he would be a great starter for the chiefs offense. His average rush per attempt is 5 yards, as Johnsons is 2.7 yards. What does everyone think? I want to see what people think on what HB would be better, and what will happen to Johnson after his suspension is up after nov.9. Thank you
Chiefs Mourn the Death of Longtime Assistant Coach Darvin Wallis
The Kansas City Chiefs organization is mourning the passing
of longtime Chiefs assistant coach Darvin Wallis. Wallis, 60, spent 26 seasons in the NFL coaching ranks with Kansas
City and Cleveland. He spent 19 seasons with the Chiefs as a defensive assistant/quality control coach before his
retirement in January of 2008. He is survived by his wife Vicky and three sons: Tyson, Darvin, Jr. and Austin.
“On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, we want to extend our deepest sympathies to Vicky and
the Wallis family during this difficult time,” Hunt said. “Darvin worked tirelessly behind the scenes for the Chiefs
for nearly 20 years. He was a beloved figure at Arrowhead, and we will always remember and appreciate his lasting
contributions to our team.”
Wallis’ 19-year tenure with Kansas City ranked as the second-longest stint by an assistant coach in franchise
history, trailing only Tom Pratt (21 years). Wallis also joined Pratt by holding the distinction of becoming the only
other assistant coach in club history to serve under four different head coaches. Wallis worked under Marty
Schottenheimer, Gunther Cunningham, Dick Vermeil and Herm Edwards. He began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns
under head coach Sam Rutigliano in ‘82. Schottenheimer and Rutigliano joined Hunt in expressing their condolences on
“He was at the forefront of the coaching profession’s analysis of trends through video analysis,” Schottenheimer
said. “In the role in which he was cast, I’ve never been with one better – the best I was ever involved with. The
thoughts and prayers of Pat and I are with the Wallis family in its time of sorrow.” “Darvin was truly at the cutting
edge when it came to introducing computer technology into the NFL,” Rutigliano said. “In terms of applying research and
development to the strategy of the game, he was at the forefront of that movement. He was a marvelously talented
individual. All of us who knew him so well will miss him deeply.”
A 36-year coaching veteran, Wallis was a member of 14 playoffs teams, including nine with the Chiefs. He was one of
only six assistant coaches in Kansas City history to serve more than one full decade with the club. In addition, he was
one of 19 coaches in NFL history to work for a team in all 10 years of a 100-win decade as Kansas City produced a
102-58 record from ‘90-99.more
Star: Audio | Hear Larry Johnson's controversial comment
The Kansas City Star is releasing audio this afternoon of a
controversial comment made Monday by Chiefs running back Larry Johnson.
Readers should listen carefully and turn up the volume since the
comment is whispered quickly under Johnson’s breath in a busy locker
The controversy began when, approached by media in the
Chiefs’ locker room on Monday, Johnson initially said, “I’m not talking
till Thursday,” his usual day to speak with reporters.
after someone remarked that the running back has often talked on
Mondays as well, Johnson turned his head slightly and said, “Get your
faggot ass out of here.”
Week 8 NFL Rumors: Chiefs' Jamaal Charles and Larry Johnson
The Kansas City Chiefs might be benching running back Larry Johnson
in favor of Jamaal Charles according to some week 8 NFL rumors.
Our week 8 NFL rumors show that Larry Johnson has been banned from
Kansas City Chiefs team activities while Jamaal Charles appears ready
to take over for him.
Johnson angered the Kansas City Chiefs by making fun of his coach
and using gay slurs in recent Twitter updates and that has caused his
NFL team to ban him from team activities prior to the week 8 bye.Johnson
began the outburst by, more or less, saying that his dad was a real
football coach who played NFL football while current Chiefs coach Todd
Haley was a golfer who had not played.
Williamson: Could Johnson's time in KC be coming to an end?
I’m not predicting this will happen and I’m not saying it should happen, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Larry Johnson gets released by the Chiefs during the season.
The Chiefs are starting their bye week. Usually, when teams want to make a change the bye week is a convenient time to do it.
Johnson’s problems are starting to pile up in a hurry again. After
behaving very well so far this season and being a supporter of the new
regime in Kansas City, Johnson has hit a rough spot in the past 24 hours.
He wrote some Twitter posts questioning the credentials of Kansas City
coach Todd Haley, while supporting the career of his father. He also
reportedly made some homophobic comments.
"How our players conduct themselves with the media and through the media is very important to myself as a head coach and
to the Chiefs as an organization," Haley said. "With that said, I appreciate the curiosity and the desire to obtain
information, but that's where I'll leave that situation and kind of get back to football." continue reading...