[Yahoo Sports] Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, who turned himself in this week to face an assault charge, contends he’s not an abuser of women.
“This is something I don’t want to be named for as a woman beater because that is not my M.O,” he said Wednesday. “That is not how I was raised.”
Johnson, who scored two touchdowns against the New York Jets on Sunday and appears to be an emerging star, turned himself in Monday to face an assault charge in connection with an altercation with his girlfriend.
He issued a brief statement after practice Wednesday but declined to take questions.
Police Department spokesman Darin Snapp said Johnson was cited for domestic abuse assault after the incident in a Kansas City bar. The woman claimed only that she was bruised.
Johnson posted bond and was released, with a court date set for Sept. 20.
“Basically, I will say this. It is an unfortunate event that happened to me Friday night,” Johnson said. “But let’s get the fact clear right now. This police report was not signed by this young lady. ”
“I take my hat off to this young lady to come in and obviously make a report saying something did happen to her. And I also praise her for coming back and saying there’s a mistake in that report.”