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  • Absolutely, his offensive comments disqualify him!

    3 13.04%
  • He should have been fired over this previous convictions

    0 0%
  • Fired over a couple of Twitter remarks?

    5 21.74%
  • Homosexual slurs are now equivalent to the 'N' word. How ironic!

    1 4.35%
  • NFL players aren't choirboys. Lets get real here.

    7 30.43%
  • The guy needs to come to terms with his own sexuality, methinks

    2 8.70%
  • If Michael Vick gets to play, then he should

    5 21.74%
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    Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    Petition Calls for NFL Running Back to Be Sacked After Gay Slurs - Sports - FOXNews.com
    As Larry Johnson nears the Kansas City Chiefs' all-time rushing record, more than 10,000 fans have signed an online petition pleading for team officials to deactivate the running back after he posted homosexual slurs on his Twitter account.

    Johnson, a former Pro Bowler, was suspended late last month for conduct detrimental to the team after he questioned coach Todd Haley's qualifications and posted two homosexual slurs on his Twitter account, including one in which he called another user a "Christopher street boy," an apparent reference to New York City's Christopher Street, which is synonymous with the city's gay-pride movement.
    Interesting that the above two things caused his suspension. He had previous, more serious (to my mind) problems:
    Since being drafted by the Chiefs in 2003, Johnson has been arrested four times for various degrees of battery, including one incident in which the Maryland native pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace after allegedly spitting in the face of a woman at a Kansas City nightclub.

    Johnson later received two years' probation and was ordered to attend a domestic violence diversion program for an earlier arrest. In 2007, Johnson signed a five-year contract extension that could be worth up to $45 million, including $19 million guaranteed.

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    Re: Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
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    Interesting that the above two things caused his suspension. He had previous, more serious (to my mind) problems:
    This is stupid. That's also a really weak "slur."
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    Re: Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
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    Interesting that the above two things caused his suspension. He had previous, more serious (to my mind) problems:
    nope. he should be sacked because he sucks....pun intended.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    No, he does have his free speech; IMO, the homosexuals deserve to be slurred....it may not be right, of course, but he just another stupid football player...

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    Re: Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    No, he does have his free speech; IMO, the homosexuals deserve to be slurred....it may not be right, of course, but he just another stupid football player...
    the homosexuals deserve to be slurred? wtf?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    the homosexuals deserve to be slurred? wtf?
    Maybe it was a typo? Perhaps he meant slurped?

    Anyway... I don't think he deserves to be fired just for that. However, I think his employers do have the right to fire him, if his actions are reflected in overall sales. This would be a legitimate reason for firing him, not the slurs.
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    Re: Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    No, he does have his free speech; IMO, the homosexuals deserve to be slurred....it may not be right, of course, but he just another stupid football player...
    Apparently someone doesn't know what "Free Speech" means.

    Free Speech means he's not going to be ARRESTED for using that slur.

    Free Speech does NOT mean that he has "Free from Reprucussions Speech".

    We have this thing called the Free Market and Business. Larry Johnson functions within that. A football team exists because it gets revenue, that revenue comes from fans and sponsors. If the fans protest, and the sponsors pull out, the revenue dips. That's bad for the business. And if Larry Johnson is bad for Business, Larry Johnson can be fired.

    Him saying faggot and getting sacked for it would be no different than you going to your boss and saying "You're a mother****er, screw off and go to hell" and then getting fired for it. You couldn't yell "free speech" in that instance either, because you're not getting arrested, you're having a private business react to your statements.

    Free Speech does not mean Free of Consequences.

    Further more....

    Larry Johnson sucks now. They should sack him for that. I heard the last time he beat up his girlfriend he fled from police when they arrived. Thankfully he was tackled by one of them 2 yards later.

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    Its really not that big of a deal. It was obvious he was talking about these people


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    Re: Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    Two point seven yards per carry

    Two.

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    Seven.
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    Re: Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    Of course it's up to the team and such as per their policies. But I would say absolutely not. I don't see any problem with what he really did. We're getting well too PC these days.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should runningback Larry Johnson be sacked over gay slurs?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    the homosexuals deserve to be slurred? wtf?
    I'd almost say everyone deserves it. Because we've got to learn to get the **** over it. People really care what some dumbass football player has to say? He's just a guy. He's not special. Who cares what he says? People are WAY too thin skinned these days and it's time that we develop some balls and learn to get the **** over it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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