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Larry Johnson

Charged

Felony Domestic Violence

10/11/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former NFL star Larry Johnson has been charged with felony domestic violence after allegedly strangling an ex-gf in Vegas last week, TMZ has learned.

According to the Clark County D.A., Larry was charged with one count of felony domestic battery stemming from the incident.

He faces a max of 5 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. FYI -- the fine for non-strangulation felony domestic battery is only $10,000.

As we previously reported, 32-year-old Johnson -- who once signed a $45 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs -- was arrested last week for the alleged attack inside the Bellagio hotel.

Johnson has denied the allegations.

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1.

Jordan    

Time to Blame it on the NFL and all the concussions he allegedly suffered.

706 days ago
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who-me    

dude is an *******

706 days ago
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Dan    

Why do you keep refering to him as "a former Kansas City Chief" while showing him in a Bengals uniform? We ran him out of town here in KC. If anything he is a former Miami Dolphin since that's the last team he played for.Just refer to him as a former NFL player and quit associating him with a particular team.

706 days ago
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Eddie    

As the old LAPD used to say: NHI.

706 days ago
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jen    

Wasn't he just whining the other day about how he was innocent? And yet their was enough to charge him with a felony! Not only that but he has a history too. I hope this arrogant, violent jerk gets the maximum punishment.

706 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Lock him up....

706 days ago
7.

Elmer Fudd    

another fine citizen.

706 days ago
8.

tessa    

Used to be that professional athletes were held to a standard of conduct. Now, just like the rest of America, we've lowered the standards so far that thugs and hooligans rule.

706 days ago
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Eric    

As a lifelong Kansas Citian and longtime Chiefs fan, I hope they put this loser in jail and throw away the key.

706 days ago
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writenow    

706 days ago
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Eric    

TMZ, please go back to using this photo of Johnson: http://ll-media.tmz.com/2009/03/02/0302_larry_johnson_split_spy-1.jpg

706 days ago
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Don Martin    

LJ better have one helluva legal team 'cause in Clark County running his big mouth wont save him from meeting bubba.

706 days ago
13.

IceeAGem    

I just got out of a relationship with a guy who played football. He was a charming manipulator, add do that handsome. By the end of a brief 5 month relationship. He got into an accident twice in my car, YET, would RAGE if i decided to drive my own car. Ladies night for me came to an end because of his INSECURITIES, he would spend the day @ my job in the parking lot STALKING me, he went into my email account and got mad at me for something that happened before i even knew him. WTF.....He used RAGE and Tears anytime I told him it wasn't working out, i even told him i don't like him anymore, he wouldn't let me break up with him. I found out he was CHEATING on my that was it... I was done. I told him to leave and he did but not before tearing up my apartment, breaking my laptop, and PUNCHING a hole in my wall. I got a restraining order and moved. His delusional mind thought he could just promise me a new laptop and we could be back together. I know for a FACT i would have became his PUNCHING BAG if i hadn't got away. I came FACE to FACE with evil. I feel sorry for any woman that falls for his hazel eye charm.

706 days ago
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Lynn M    

Told you it was a serious charge. You don't even have to leave marks these days. Just a person you've had intimaate relations with at some point in your life making the claim and you being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

706 days ago

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