Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Larry Johnson Fired By Kansas City Chiefs Just 75 Yards Short Of Record

Columnist Bruce Maiman nicely sums us the firing this way:

Do not bring up free speech. This is the free market at work, not free speech. Free speech protects you from the government, not your employer. Say something offensive to customers, potential customers or your boss, and you can lose your job. Johnson can say what he wants but the Chiefs organization also has every right to terminate the employment of anyone they feel represents them poorly. The Constitution does not protect you from your own stupidity.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Dan Patrick, Johnson implies that his behavior off the field was not a factor in being released by the Chiefs but potentially breaking Priest Holmes' team rushing record was a factor in releasing him.

See, it ain't Larry's fault, he's the victim here. He's just misunderstood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd fire his sorry a** for wearing a pink watchband in public.