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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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76.

ghfghfg    

3 Herniated discs have to be SO PAINFUL... Please RAISE AWARENESS to eradicate VIOLENCE... OUCH! HURTS! OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!!!!!!! LEARNING DISABLED PEOPLE ... NOW ENABLED!

1076 days ago
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KJ    

LOL it was probably "hey bro" let me buy you a drink then when the guy got drunk LJ told him to get lost and he didn't so then the hard feelings kick in and true feelings get expressed why is anybody surprised. It's like Don King says if your black your a N- for life.

1076 days ago
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South beach local    

John Graney is nothing but a 2 faced ugly s***bag loser that mostly talks ****
About girls he wishes he could have . Noone knows this better then me after listening
To this loser talking about how all girls are hookers and throwing arounf racial slurs etc...
Yes a lot of people kiss his ass because of his affiliations with music industry artists but
He has no game, he looks like a total tool and he will never get a good girl!! I'm so happy
His karma is coming back around and trust me he deserves it big time. He made attempts to
Directly attack my character and cause me problems after I was nothing but nice to him! John
Your a player hater, racist s***bag and now the whole world knows it !!

1060 days ago
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