Last week we asked “Should Larry Johnson’s ‘Faggot’ Tweet Cost Him $600k?” The Kansas City Chiefs reconsidered, and decided No.
Instead of losing two weeks’ pay, Johnson will be out just $300k. That’s his $267,000 weekly salary plus a $62,500 bonus, which he earns for every game he’s on the team’s active roster. (Roll that around in your head for a minute.)
But what happens after his one-week suspension? Posits the NYT‘s football blogger Judy Battista: ” The league will not impose its own discipline because the team acted first, and the league agreed with its actions. With that settled, there is no guarantee General Manager Scott Pioli ever allows Johnson to play for the Chiefs again. In 2006, Johnson had 2,199 yards in rushing and receiving but his production has declined since and this year he has just 358 yards on 132 rushes, for a 2.7 yards per rush average. The Chiefs, who are in rebuilding mode anyway, could decide that Johnson causes too many headaches for too little production.”
Or maybe it’s not Johnson causing too many headaches, but his agent.