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GLAAD to NFL: Punish Larry Johnson

10/26/2009 6:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson is in hot water with GLAAD -- after the former NFL Pro-Bowler reportedly dropped the homophobic f-bomb twice in the last 24 hours.

Larry Johnson
President of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Jarrett Barrio is calling for the NFL to take action against Johnson, saying "All too often this is the word that is used to ridicule and harass young gay and transgender athletes on local sports fields across America.

Professional athletes who use this word need to be held accountable for feeding a climate of intolerance toward our community. NFL officials need to take action and condemn this and future uses of this anti-gay epithet
."

Earlier today, it was reported Johnson hurled the slur at a group of reporters after he had already used the same f-word to attack someone on Twitter.

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Daniel    

Fine him a million dollars. Better yet, fire him. We will not tolerate gay bashing. Hello, it's 2009 people.

1791 days ago
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Chris    

who cares, why do gay people get so pissed off?? you bunch of cry-babys!!

1791 days ago
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Erik    

I can't understand how anyone can care about people saying these things.

They are words, they only hurt if you let them hurt you.

1791 days ago
4.

Ryanne    

When was Larry Johnson the MVP of the NFL???? He wasn't!

1791 days ago
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Wombat    

GLAAD getting upset over something so minor? That's just gay!

1791 days ago
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Bryn    

Gay is the new Black. Just throw the N-word in his face a couple of times then call it even.

1791 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

He should go work for Rush Limbaugh.

1791 days ago
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gina    

I am so sick of everybody using any excuse to punish someone over something he says. I am blonde, so I think the next time I hear a blonde joke, I will sue somebody. If you are gay black white mexican, be proud of it instead looking to sue or scream racist. People it really getting old, grow up get a life!!!!!!!!

1791 days ago
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Horhay    

Why are people so hurt by words.. words cannot kill....People need to lighten up....

1791 days ago
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Se7eN    

GLAAD is pissed off again? LOL So what? Glaad offends people on a daily basis. Talk about hypocrites. When Perez Hilton flung the F word after a bar fight all Glaad said was " We are disappointed" Why didn't Glaad say, "Take your website down hypocrite" Wait, I know why, it only applies when other people use it..

Crybabies..Whaaaaaa Whaaaaaaa Fire him, do something to him, our feelings are hurt..

1791 days ago
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Shawn    

@Cindy

STFU, nobody gives a damn.

1791 days ago
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A Nagai    

What's is wrong for saying it? Don't we have freedom of speech in America???

1791 days ago
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Daniel    

You boys are so scared of loosing your masculinity. Love a man for a change and lighten up. Gay is the best way!

1791 days ago
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Sbro    

Come on! When is this taking his rights to free speech away? I know he probably shouldn't have said it, but now glaad is going too far! He's a football player not a sportscaster. Get real!

1791 days ago
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rminva    

National Felons League has bigger concerns than someone dropping that "f"-bomb.

1791 days ago
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