Larry Loser

Monday marked the second day in a row Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson used a gay slur. Today's show of ignorance was directed at reporters in the Chiefs' locker room, the day after Johnson used the slur on Twitter while lashing out at Kansas City coach Todd Haley.

There is an ugly culture of homophobia in sports, whether people want to talk about it or not. Every once in awhile somebody makes a hateful remark - Tim Hardaway's comments in '07 come to mind - and reminds us how ignorant people can be.

Johnson's inflammatory remarks naturally drew responses. Johnson's last post, responding to critical comments readers left on his page, read, "Make me regret it. Lmao. U don't stop my checks. Lmao. So 'tweet' away."

Very mature LJ.

Let me be very clear; Larry Johnson should be suspended. Not reprimanded, not fined - suspended. We don't tolerate racial or religious slurs, and we can't tolerate homophobia either. If the NFL doesn't act swiftly with severe consequences, as far as I'm concerned, Roger Goodell can light his personal conduct policy on fire.

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