Former Chiefs running back Larry Johnson is in trouble with the law again.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Johnson, 32, was arrested Friday at the Bellagio in Las Vegas after a fight with his former girlfriend, also 32. The paper reported that the woman suffered injuries to her face and bruising on her neck and that Johnson had small scratches on his face.
Clark County, Nev., jail records show that Johnson was being held on $15,000 bail and was scheduled for a 7:30 a.m. hearing today.
Johnson hasn’t been on an NFL team since being released by the Dolphins in 2011. He twice made the Pro Bowl with the Chiefs and has career rushing totals of 6,223 yards and 55 touchdowns, but his most recent TD came in 2008 in Kansas City.
Johnson’s final years in Kansas City were marred by off-field problems, including two suspensions in his final 12 months with the team. The Chiefs released him seven games into the 2009 season after he posted a gay slur on his Twitter account and questioned then-coach Todd Haley. Johnson ended up 55 yards shy of Priest Holmes’ franchise rushing record.
In July 2010, Johnson was admonished by a Kansas City Municipal Court judge for not completing 40 hours of community service. But instead of sending Johnson to jail, the judge gave Johnson, who was on a two-year probation stemming from two convictions of disturbing the peace for incidents at Kansas City nightclubs in 2008, another opportunity to complete the work.
Johnson initially was charged with two counts of assault, but those charges were amended as part of a plea agreement that would remove the convictions from his record if he completed probation.
In the first incident, a 26-year-old woman alleged that Johnson shoved her on the side of the head inside the Grand Emporium in the 3800 block of Main Street. She told police that she and a friend were walking through the club when Johnson came toward them and said, “Don’t touch me,” as he shoved her.
The second incident occurred at Club Blonde in the 100 block of Ward Parkway. A 24-year-old woman alleged that Johnson intentionally spit a drink in her face and made a threat against her boyfriend.