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Larry Johnson (NFL)

Larry Alphonso Johnson, Jr. (born November 19, 1979) is an American football running back who last played for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Penn State University, and was recognized as an All-American. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft, and has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins of the NFL. He is currently a free agent. Johnson was born in Pomfret, Maryland. He was one of three children born to Christine and Larry Johnson, Sr.. His father is a former high school vice-principal, a high school football coach, and the defensive line coach at Penn State University. Johnson graduated from State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania, where he played for the State College Little Lions high school football team. Johnson attended Pennsylvania State University, and played for coach Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions football team from 1999 to 2002. As a senior in 2002, he rushed for over 2,000 yards in a season without winning the Heisman Trophy, despite doing so with fewer carries than any other running back in the exclusive 2,000-yard

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Ex-NFL Star Larry Johnson -- No Jail Time for Nightclub Attack

Ex-NFL Star Larry Johnson
No Jail Time For Nightclub Attack

Larry Johnson dodged a jail sentence for the Miami nightclub attack where he punched a guy and attacked him with a glass.  The former star running back for the Chiefs pled guilty to battery… READ MORE >

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1st Baby Mama Stands Down He Doesn't Owe Me Squat

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- 601 days ago
Ex-NFL Star Larry Johnson -- 'Walking Time Bomb' on Miami Strip ... Claim Club Owners

Larry Johnson
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- 602 days ago
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- 603 days ago
Ex-NFL Star Larry Johnson -- ARRESTED IN MIAMI ... Broken Bottle Nightclub Attack

Ex-NFL Star Larry Johnson
ARRESTED IN MIAMI Broken Bottle Nightclub Attack

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- 603 days ago
Ex-NFL Superstar Larry Johnson -- I'm a STRIP CLUB DJ Now!

Ex-NFL Star Larry Johnson
I'm a STRIP CLUB DJ Now!

Ex-Kansas City Chiefs superstar running back Larry Johnson no longer plays football ... but he DOES play strip clubs ... as a guest DJ ... TMZ has learned. Multiple TMZ strip club sources ...… READ MORE >

- 968 days ago
Larry Johnson -- DUCKS JAIL in Vegas Domestic Violence Case

Larry Johnson
DUCKS JAIL in Vegas Domestic Violence Case

Former NFL running back Larry Johnson has struck a plea deal in his domestic violence case -- and won't spend a single day behind bars for allegedly choking out his ex-GF during an argument in a… READ MORE >

- 1044 days ago
Larry Johnson -- Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

Larry Johnson
Charged Felony Domestic Violence

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… READ MORE >

- 1329 days ago

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