Chiefs ask Larry Johnson not to participate in team activities

Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has been asked to stay away from team activities, and he is not at team headquarters today as Kansas City returns to practice.

It is not a suspension but is similar to the punishment Johnson faced after last year's bye week, when the Chiefs benched him after a series of arrests.

A team statement stated that the Chiefs are "continuing to investigate the alleged comments made by Larry Johnson. Until that review is complete, the Chiefs have instructed Larry to refrain from practicing with the Chiefs or participating in other team activities."

Johnson made a series of inappropriate comments on his Twitter profile on Sunday night, and he used a gay slur to reporters Monday, after saying he wouldn't speak publicly until Thursday.