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Larry Johnson denies allegations of strangling woman

The former Chiefs running back was arrested for domestic assault in Vegas on Friday morning, but he denied any wrongdoing in an interview on Saturday.

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Larry Johnson claims his arrest is unjust

Ex-NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested early Friday morning in Las Vegas after allegedly strangling a woman until she almost blacked out, according to TMZ.com.

In the police report obtained by TMZ, Johnson supposedly told the hotel security guard "I will rip your f*****g vocal cords out" when he responded to the commotion.

However, Johnson claims the woman is lying about what truly happened. According to Johnson, the woman in question wouldn't leave his hotel room after a night of partying at Bank Nightclub, before kicking and slapping him when he tried to make her exit.

Johnson also told TMZ, "I know people will try to pass judgment on me from my previous record, but I didn't do what I am being charged with."

The dispute continued., according to Johnson, once she was outside of his room, as she attempted to kick the door down. Despite telling the police this story, Johnson claims they would hear none of it before arresting him.

Johnson has had trouble with the law before. The second-leading rusher in Kansas City Chiefs history has been arrested multiple times for offenses that include allegedly spitting in a woman's face in a club and waving a gun in his (then) girlfriend's face.


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Scary details emerge in Larry Johnson arrest

Larry Johnson was arrested on Friday in response to a domestic violence incident and the police report obtained by TMZ paints a very scary picture from the scene.

Apparently, Johnson strangled the woman until she blacked out and later threatened a security guard, telling him "I'll rip your f*cking vocal cords out."

The GF told police ... while Johnson was strangling her, she told him, "If you are going to kill me squeeze harder and just do it."

Johnson is being held on $15,000 bail on a battery with strangulation charge.

The woman told police she is an ex-girlfriend of Johnson's and that, in addition to being strangled, Johnson beat her. She also told police that she had been beaten by Johnson before.

After regaining consciousness, the woman was able to contact security, who held Johnson until police arrived. That is when Johnson allegedly made the comment to the security guard about ripping his vocal cords out.

The woman reportedly had marks on her face and neck, while Johnson had a a pair of small cuts.

Unfortunately, this is not a new situation for Johnson. He has been arrested four other times since 2003.

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