Embattled Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson is 75 yards from becoming the team's all-time leading rusher. And some Chiefs fans have a problem with that. An online petition started by Chiefs fans asks general manager Scott Pioli to deactivate Johnson and keep him on the sideline so he cannot pass Priest Holmes for the team rushing record, or join the team's Ring of Honor at Arrowhead Stadium. Holmes holds the Chiefs' rushing record with 6,070 yards; Johnson currently has 5,996 yards. "While we are thankful for his service, we feel that Larry has been a black eye on the organization and has no business being mentioned" among the team's all-time greats, the petition reads. As of Wednesday afternoon ET, at least 1,400 signatures had been collected. ... The Chiefs suspended Johnson without pay through Nov. 8 after he questioned coach Todd Haley's qualifications on his Twitter account and twice used a homosexual slur.
As someone who drafted Larry Johnson in two fantasy leagues this year, we have to say the safest way to keep him from the record book is to let him play. He'll be trailing by 300 yards in no time. Amirite?