Ex-NFL running back Larry Johnson arrested for battery in Miami

Former RB Larry Johnson arrested at club for aggravated battery
Tuesday October 7th, 2014

Former NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery after an altercation at a Miami Beach club early Tuesday morning, according to police.

A police report stated Johnson and another man, Drew Johnson, got into a fight that left both men with cuts and with the latter bleeding.

Drew Johnson alleged that Larry Johnson punched him in the face after the two bumped into each other, broke a bottle and swung it at him and then struck him several times while he was on the floor. Larry Johnson alleged that Drew Johnson took drinks from his table and pushed him onto the table when his back was turned.

Larry Johnson was being held on a $7,500 bond. Drew Johnson was treated by medical personnel.

Johnson, 34, last played in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins in 2011, appearing in one game before he was released. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs for most of his career and ran for more than 1,700 yards in 2005 and 2006, making the Pro Bowl each season.

Overall, Johnson ran for 6,223 yards in nine seasons, also playing briefly for the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins.

Johnson was arrested in October 2012 in Las Vegas for allegedly strangling his ex-girlfriend. He pled no contest in July 2013 to misdemeanor assault and battery charges stemming from the incident.

Current Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested early last Saturday morning on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and trespassing after an incident at a Fort Lauderdale club. He was suspended indefinitely by the team.

Ben Estes

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