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COPS: NFL STAR'S ALLEGED VICTIM

DROPPED N-BOMB

AFTER FIGHT

7/29/2011 4:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Former All-Pro running back Larry Johnson is accused of beating the living daylights out of a man ... who later allegedly told police, "This ni**er is going down" -- referring to Johnson.

In a civil lawsuit, filed last week, the alleged victim -- John Phillip Graney -- claims he was leaving a Miami Beach party in May when Johnson punched, tackled, and kicked him ... leaving Graney "beaten and brutalized."

Miami Beach police responded, and according to the official report ... Graney told an officer, "This ni**er is going down. He needs to learn a lesson, it's going to cost this prick."

TMZ obtained photos of Graney's alleged battle scars ... and according to the suit he suffered cuts to his face and ear, bruised chest and knees ... 3 herniated discs, and a torn rotator cuff.

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Graney claims the whole fight was unprovoked. As for using the n-word ... his attorney Jonathan Davidoff says Graney is not a racist and "does not recall making those statements."

Johnson denies all the allegations in the lawsuit -- and his attorney tells TMZ, "This is a straight extortion claim designed to seek money."


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1.

coco    

heh, sticks & stones...

1185 days ago
2.

JAMES LAKOVISH    

people are stupid for letting the blacks stop the n- word it is just a word blacks call other blacks the n-word, just like what the mother of the miami basket ball star did. and blacks call white people grays so lets get this word outlawed to the g-word

1185 days ago
3.

Kris    

Is this a joke? I look more bruised than that after a heavy night of drinking and falling down all over the place.

1185 days ago
4.

justsaying    

He didn't get his ass kicked because he called him that. He got it kicked because he's stupid.

1185 days ago
5.

YoYoMamma    

I'm just wondering where I can get some white TMZ wallpaper for my house.

1185 days ago
6.

redjewel    

why are some of the bruises already turning yellow? that would make them older. the one on his chest is yellowing and some on his back are already yellow.

1185 days ago
7.

Shazzam    

Well of course he isn't going to remember calling a 6'1" 225 lbs. Running Back a N****r. For one of two reasons, he was beaten badly enough to have lost his short term memory, and two, why would he say he provoked it when all he is doing is picking a fight to sue someone who has money. Guilty and stupid

1185 days ago
8.

john smothson    

It was boarder line for him to use the n-word there... If he had been at the toys-r-us on christmas eve it would have been a-ok; but this just isnèt quite there... Whereès Chris rock to settle this when you need himÉÉÉÉ

1185 days ago
9.

KikiOttawa    

Oy vey!

This is what passes as having the living daylights beaten out of you? Beaten and brutalized? Jeesch.

The only offensive thing I see in this picture is Graney's man-boobs. Yuck-o!

1185 days ago
10.

TMZ dont like me    

Damn, homie. From the looks of your physique, maybe you should make sure your physical conditioning is up to snuff, the next time you call an NFL running back a racial slur...

1185 days ago
11.

Sloane    

in legal speak when someone says the "do not recall" it usually means that they did it ..or maybe they did it.. it's not a denial
it's avoiding the truth
because they are not saying "absolutely not"
which is what I'd immediately and honestly say if anyone accused me of saying that word

pathetic that there are still so many racists who, if it were 100 years ago, would be hiding under white robes with hoods!

1185 days ago
12.

billybob    

Larry Johnson is a punk who beats up women and dudes a third his size. This douche has been in and out of court ordered programs for years of this kind of behavior. It's time for Larry to do some time and maybe a dude his own size can give him some prison love.
Hey Larry how much of that NFL cash do you still have? Cement head.

1185 days ago
13.

PG    

TMZ - How come you didn't rake Mike Epps over the coals when he call that woman a white bitch????? Were you paid not to?

1185 days ago
14.

Billy    

If you are white and say it you are a racist, if you are black and say it you are a ghetto master. You know what, if it's that offensive then stop saying it and others will too. Stop crying racism over every GD little thing. Evidentially blacks are a bunch of pu$&ies. Stop the whining already.

1185 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

******s always use this as an excues to assault someone..they always play the well he called me a ****** card so i acted like a thug ****** in return.

1185 days ago
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