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Larry Johnson


Strangle That Woman

10/6/2012 11:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former NFL star Larry Johnson tells TMZ he did NOT strangle the woman he was arrested for allegedly beating up yesterday ... and he says there is evidence to prove it.

As TMZ first reported, the former Kansas City Chief was busted in Las Vegas early Friday morning after an argument with a woman allegedly turned violent. The woman claims Johnson strangled her until she nearly blacked out.

But Johnson claims the story is BS. He tells TMZ the woman -- who he says was just an old acquaintance -- would not leave his hotel room after a night of partying at Bank Nightclub. Johnson says the woman began to kick and slap him as he tried to remove her.

Johnson says once he got her outside the room, she began to try and kick the door down -- which Johnson feels should have been caught on surveillance cameras, proving she was never near unconsciousness.

The former running back also tells TMZ he tried to tell cops his side of the story, but they wanted no part of it ... saying he felt his prior arrests influenced their behavior.

He tells TMZ, "I know people will try to pass judgement on me from my previous record but I didn't do what I am being charged with."

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Lynn M    

Innocent until PROVEN guilty. Bet there is more to this story. I doubt it is one-sided. It rarely is. Just hope someone never makes this claim against you. All they have to do is make the claim. No marks are necessary in this day and age. Recent changes in the law make this a felony with manditory PRISON time in many states. Scary stuff.

747 days ago

Jimmy Stink Finger    

"I NOT strangle the woman I was arrested for allegedly beating up...I was checking her pulse'...

747 days ago


It's always a good idea to hang out at clubs and get in trouble with the law over and over and over....

747 days ago


I thought this woman had marks on her neck..maybe I mixed this story up with another...I don't care, too lazy to go back and look it up.

747 days ago


AHHH I don't believe you. But wait...others do..lol

747 days ago


why is there a pic of jwoww?

747 days ago


Ya Ya Ya here is another one that don't do it!
That what they all say.

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