Did the Kansas City Chiefs Cut Larry Johnson Because of Twitter?
The last few years have went very poorly for Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs, once among the elite running backs in the NFL.
The Chiefs cut Johnson this week, a couple weeks after he criticized coach Todd Haley and used homesexual slurs directed at fans on his Twitter page.
Johnson has long been one of the angriest men in the league, and while his on-field career in Kansas City has been brilliant, he's had altercations with women off the field as well as contract squabbles and recent performance issues.
It didn't help matters that he replaced the well-liked Priest Holmes in the Chiefs' backfield either.
In fact, this might be the biggest reason for his release. Johnson was closing in on Holmes' team rushing record, and fans started an online petition asking the Chiefs to release Johnson before he broke the record.
It's doubtful the team took that into account when releasing Johnson, but when a good percentage of your fanbase hates your most recognizable player, it's probably a sign he won't be around very long.