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GLAAD to Johnson: 'There Is No Excuse'

10/27/2009 4:59 PM PDT

GLAAD to Johnson: 'There Is No Excuse'

GLAAD has responded to Larry Johnson's apology for hurling a gay slur at reporters yesterday -- and they're hoping the ordeal can be used as an example to other players in the NFL.

President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Jarrett Barrios tells TMZ: "Larry Johnson's apology sends an important message that there is no excuse for using anti-gay epithets.

GLAAD is continuing to call on the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs to use this unfortunate incident as a way to educate and start a dialogue with players and fans regarding the dangers of homophobia in sports

As we previously reported, the Kansas City Chiefs have already sidelined Johnson from team activities.

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