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Larry Johnson denies strangling allegation

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has denied reports of strangling a woman he got into an altercation with over the weekend in Las Vegas.

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Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson has denied reports of strangling a woman he got into an altercation with over the weekend in Las Vegas. Via TMZ Sports:

Former NFL star Larry Johnson tells TMZ he did NOT strangle the woman he was arrested for allegedly beating up yesterday ... and he says there is evidence to prove it.

As TMZ first reported, the former Kansas City Chief was busted in Las Vegas early Friday morning after an argument with a woman allegedly turned violent. The woman claims Johnson strangled her until she nearly blacked out.

Johnson has been arrested numerous times since 2003 for various assault charges against women. He was arrested for felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor domestic battery in 2003, assault in 2005, assault in February 2008, and non-aggravated assault in October 2008. In March 2009, Johnson plead guilty to two counts of disturbing the peace related to the 2008 incidents, and was sentenced to two years probation.

Johnson last suited up in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins early in the 2011 season. He holds the Chiefs record for most career carries (1,375) as well as the Kansas City single-season rushing record (1,789 yards in 2006).