That beatdown was only enough to earn a two game suspension.
By the way, Steve Smith of the Panthers got the same punishment for getting into a scuffle with his teammate in preseason.
Johnson grew up Pomfret, Maryland and moved to State College in 1996 when his father, Larry Johnson Sr., took a job coaching under Joe Paterno.
He was a starting running back at State College High School from 1995 to 1999.
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“And I also wanted to go to North Carolina because who wouldn’t want to go be a part of the Tar Heels, those uniforms are sweet. “So it was between those three schools and then my dad really dropped a bomb on me and said ‘if you go to different schools, I would never be able to watch you play.’ So I chose Penn State and he had the best seat in the house.” Johnson had middling numbers in his first three seasons for the Nittany Lions, but it wasn’t until his senior season in 2002 that he introduced himself to the college football world.
“We used to joke with the offensive lineman and say let’s go for 1,000,” he said.
In 2005, Johnson was accused of pushing a woman to the ground at a Kansas City bar.
The notion that it’s cool for football players to ‘hit on” every girl they see seems pretty harmless.
At least, it did until Larry Johnson apparently got the message confused.
We can’t have hissy fits over the Michael Vick dog-fighting fiasco while turning a blind eye to violence against women.
And since money talks, let me remind you that us ladies make up nearly half the NFL’s fan base.