Chief running back Larry Johnson was charged on Monday with simple assault for spitting his drink in a woman’s face. Late Monday, the Chiefs said that Johnson would not play for the foreseeable future. In addition, his future will also rest in the hands of NFL commissioner Roger Goddell.
Johnson will also be in court in early December for another incident that occurred in a KC night club back in February.
Kansas City police spokesman Darin Snapp said Johnson turned himself in and was released after posting a $500 bond.
Simple assault is a municipal charge, similar to a traffic ticket, and carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and 180 days in jail. But Johnson, who signed the biggest contract in Chiefs history about 15 months ago for a guaranteed $19 million, could be in much deeper trouble with the league.
Last week, Johnson apologized for his actions. We’ll have more on this story throughout the day.