[Kansas City.com] When Larry Johnson meets with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell today in New York, the two will have a lot to talk about.
Johnson, the embattled Chiefs running back, found himself with another court date when he was charged with simple assault Monday for allegedly spitting a drink on a woman on Oct. 10. This follows another recent charge of simple assault for an alleged shoving incident in February involving another woman.
It’s unclear when Johnson, 28, will be back on the field. Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson indicated in a statement that Johnson would not play in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay at Arrowhead Stadium.
That would be the third straight game Johnson has missed. The Chiefs made him inactive the last two weeks for being late to practice and other team obligations, saying he needed to focus on his personal issues. Meanwhile, the NFL has been conducting its own investigation into whether Johnson is in violation of its personal-conduct policy.
Johnson, who offered a public apology last week to his teammates, coaches and fans, was already scheduled to meet with Goodell before the new charge came down Monday. Goodell has shown little tolerance for players’ misconduct, and a suspension could be possible.