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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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16.

Ozzie X    

Larry Johnson's actions have been approved by Chris Brown.

755 days ago
17.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

2. Say hello to my little friend......OJ Simpson - another ex-baller, hall-of-shamer (he's all dressed up in an orange jumpsuit too)

755 days ago
18.

Mr Purdue    

I'd probably stop dating him.

755 days ago
19.

kewler    

How many of you thought it was grandma ma?

755 days ago
20.

kelly    

julissa?

755 days ago
21.

writenow    

Choking = a really vicious desire to enjoy watching the light and life go out in someone's eyes. The question is why aren't the attorneys telling their clients to get GPS with REAL TIME notification? See the Restraining order page at www.familylawcourts.com. Kathy's Law got new legislation as Kathy was strangled by her ex who couldn't take the break up and strangled the life out of her within a few days of her getting a restraining order. With GPS the technology is there to make for the first time; a restraining order that gives the woman a heads up he's on his way, with enough time to Leave The Area.

755 days ago
22.

laffnbear    

it deems violence is becoming the norm in settling domestic and public disagreements in American black culture.

755 days ago
23.

kerrplunk    

Dirtbag! If you abuse a female you need to have your sack cut off!

755 days ago
24.

Cheetara    

He has issues but this doesn't speak highly about the women who still continue to date him.

755 days ago
25.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

He wanted sex. She said, "Over my dead body." He said, "If that's the way you want it."

755 days ago
26.

Truth44    

WHAT A LOSER!! They need to lock these abusers up & throw away the key!! This pig has no damn business on the streets with women!! Piece of shi$!!!

755 days ago
27.

Don't Slap A Ho    

He must have small penis syndrome.

755 days ago
28.

Don Martin    

Hope they put him in a cell with O.J.

755 days ago
29.

kitnplayn    

Maybe this dude should hook up with Naiomi Campbell. She likes to throw fisticuffs too. You would have to be a real piece of chit man to put your hands on a woman. You obviously do not respect women as a gender. Mommy issues.

755 days ago
30.

NOT ELMO    

his prison mates are going to love him....

755 days ago
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