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Messages Aimed at Johnson
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On November 5, 2009 @ 6:18 pm In Latest News | Comments Disabled
[Kansas City.com] Larry Johnson isn’t eligible to rejoin the Chiefs until Monday, but in his absence, the messages directed at him are mounting.
The team and thousands of fans sent pointed messages this week that Johnson’s misdeeds of the past did not come without consequences. Near the Chiefs locker room, signs have been placed this week with words about unity, discretion and judgment. The most telling sign hung Wednesday near a hallway used frequently by players, coaches, reporters and organization officials. It stated: “Losers assemble in small groups and complain about the coaches and other players. Winners assemble as a team and find ways to win.”
That message seemed clearly directed at Johnson, who called out coach Todd Haley last week in a Twitter post, before using a pair of gay slurs on his Twitter profile and, a day later, to a group of reporters.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, a petition aimed at stopping Johnson from breaking Holmes’ record had collected more than 5,300 “signatures,” or users who submitted their names in favor of preventing Johnson from becoming the most prolific rusher in Chiefs history.
Johnson’s agent, Peter Schaffer, told The Star on Wednesday that it’s unfortunate that Chiefs fans aren’t interested in seeing Johnson break the rushing record. But Schaffer acknowledged that his client has work to do before the majority of Kansas City fans is willing to support him.
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