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Former Chiefs running back charged with battery after broken bottle attack

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Former NFL running back Larry Johnson has been arrested and charged for battery after allegedly attacking another man with a broken bottle in a South Beach nightclub.

Broken bottle fight

The incident reportedly stems from another man 'taking drinks from his table' and Johnson proceeded to attack the man with a broken battle, resulting in some gruesome gashes in the victim's arm.

Johnson, the former Kansas City Chiefs player who was once the highest paid star in the entire NFL, was booked into Miami-Dade County jail at around 7:33am according to reports, he was being held on $7,500 bail.

The victim relayed events to the police at the scene and explained that Johnson punched him the face before he "broke a bottle on the table and began swinging it toward him."

Also included in the police report was that the victim further mentioned that Johnson punched him the face a couple more times whilst he was on the floor during the altercation.

TMZ interview

In a conversation with TMZ after the initial report, the victim who has chosen to keep his identity private has retold the story over the incident with Johnson, he said: 

"He wailed on me for a good two minutes before security came over, I couldn’t get back up on my feet – so it wasn’t even a fight. He just wailed on me – and used a tall broken vodka glass that got knocked over when I fell down [to attack me]."

He continued: "I was able to cover my face – but I’m covered in cuts on the side of my neck, cut the back of my hand, and had to get 7 stitches for the gash on my arm."

NFL Career

A side anecdote to the story, Larry Johnson whilst being reprimanded by Police mentioned that he was a former-Miami Dolphins player, the Dolphins were his last team but Johnson played seven seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The former-Penn State star played in the NFL from 2003 till 2011, his most notable seasons were when he was a part of the Kansas City Chiefs.

During his prime, Johnson had some remarkable seasons at the game's elite level, he rushed for over 1,700 yards twice in his career in the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

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