Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson is being asked to provide proof that he has completed his sentence for his domestic violence conviction.
Former NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested in October 2012 for domestic violence. This involved Johnson beating and choking his ex-girlfriend at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was later convicted for his actions and sentenced to 48 hours of community service, probation and six months of counseling. The 34-year-old had pleaded no contest to assault and misdemeanor battery in July 2013.
Johnson’s lawyer, Gregory Knapp, has said that Johnson has completed the terms of his sentence and will be able to provide proof by the July 30 deadline, which was set by a Las Vegas judge.
Johnson was an elite running back in the NFL for a brief period of time when he played for the Kansas City Chiefs. He rushed for at least 1,750 yards in 2005 and 2006. He also rushed for 37 touchdowns over those two seasons. His play greatly fell off after the 2006 season though.
The two-time Pro Bowler had a season-ending injury in 2007 and had infamous incidents his next two seasons before he was unable to remain an NFL-caliber back.