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Larry Johnson

Ex-NFL Star ARRESTED

for Domestic Violence

10/5/2012 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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-- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Larry's alleged victim is his ex-girlfriend whom he dated for four years.

We're told the incident occurred at the Bellagio hotel. Hotel security called police, and when officers arrived at the scene around 4am, law enforcement sources tell us, they found the alleged victim crying with visible bruises and scratches on her neck. Johnson had small scratches on his face.

The ex-GF told police Larry had choked her to the point of unconsciousness.

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Former NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada this morning for domestic violence ... TMZ has learned.

According to Clark County Jail records, Johnson has been accused of strangling someone. It's unclear who the alleged victim is.

Johnson -- who once signed a $45 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs -- is being held until he can see a judge tomorrow morning.

32-year-old Johnson has been arrested 4 other times since 2003 -- each time he was accused of assaulting a woman.

In 2008, he was sued for allegedly spitting on a woman in a nightclub. He paid $100k to settle that case.

In 2011, LJ was sued for allegedly beating up a man in Miami Beach.

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1.

Toilethead    

Another violence prone jock. What else is new?

661 days ago
2.

Melissa1987    

Yummy. Is he single? I don't mind getting a little bruised.

661 days ago
3.

devilgirl    

Slow news day TMZ?

661 days ago
4.

Wow ...    

Ladies and gentlemen...
LOVE AND VIOLENCE DO NOT BELONG IN THE SAME SENTENCE.

661 days ago
5.

Tammy    

If the person is a female he assaulted before who stayed...whatever. Actually, if it's any female, I don't care because she knew he likes to beat women from his FOUR previous arrests, so she must like to get beat.

661 days ago
6.

Tammy    

If the person is a female he assaulted before who stayed...whatever. Actually, if it's any female, I don't care because she knew he likes to beat women from his FOUR previous arrests, so she must like to get beat.

661 days ago
7.

Tammy    

If the person is a female he assaulted before who stayed...whatever. Actually, if it's any female, I don't care because she knew he likes to beat women from his FOUR previous arrests, so she must like to get beat.

661 days ago
8.

Tammy    

If the person is a female he assaulted before who stayed...whatever. Actually, if it's any female, I don't care because she knew he likes to beat women from his FOUR previous arrests, so she must like to get beat.

661 days ago
9.

kp    

This should not surprise anyone in KC. We've all heard this story before.

661 days ago
10.

kp    

This should not surprise anyone in KC. We've all heard this story before.

661 days ago
11.

DaveT    

Wow he *might* have choked someone.
That's almost as bad as Catherine Becker mutilating her husband by castrating him, disabling him for life, leaving him to pee in bags, and prone to infections the rest of his life.
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Oh wait...but society laughed at that. And made jokes.
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Hmmm since allegedly choking someone isn't nearly as bad as castrating and mutilating someone...we can assume most people will simply make jokes out of this...jokes against the woman who allegedly got choked...so they can humiliate her.
Right?
Oh wait silly me, Larry is 1) a man 2) black.
So we'll see dozens or hundreds of comments, mostly from sexist feminists and anti-black racists....going on and on and on about Larry.
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*ding*

661 days ago
12.

Seldombinlaid    

There is no way a black guy would get involved in domestic violence.

661 days ago
13.

LK    

Y R SOOOO MANY NFL'S ALWAYS GETTING ARRESTED ????

661 days ago
14.

Cheryl A.    

Why is it these football guys treat their women as if they were still on the field?

661 days ago
15.

systasoulja    

PUNK!

661 days ago
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