Johnson at one point pretended to run from hotel security officers and told one security officer he would rip his vocal chords out, the police report said.Yvette Monet, a spokeswoman for Bellagio resort owner MGM Resorts International, cited guest privacy policies and declined comment.The charges were dropped after he completed a domestic violence diversion program.
“I’m trying to get these things in order so she knows who I am and what I came from.” Johnson’s urge to chronicle his life became stronger following the suicide of Aaron Hernandez.Johnson, who lives in North Bay Village, Fla., had marks on his face that police attributed to the woman fighting him as he choked her.The woman, 32, from Maryland, told police that she told Johnson that he would have to squeeze harder and get it over with if he was going to kill her, the report states.He was sentenced in March 2009 to two years of probation with a chance to have his record cleared for good behavior after pleading guilty to reduced disturbing the peace charges in separate incidents involving two women at two Kansas City nightclubs.One case involved a 26-year-old woman who accused Johnson of pushing her head at a nightspot in February 2008.LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested early Friday at a Las Vegas Strip resort after an ex-girlfriend told police he choked her into unconsciousness and left her in her underwear in a hotel hallway.Larry Alphonso Johnson Jr., 32, was being held on ,000 bail at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance on a domestic violence-strangulation charge that could get him a minimum of two years in state prison if he is convicted. at the Bellagio resort, according to a police report that said Johnson and the woman had been drinking alcohol before the altercation, and that the woman had marks on her face and bruises on her neck.“And it was just waiting to eat me up.” At the height of his career, Johnson became the highest paid running back in the NFL securing a million contract with the Chiefs that guaranteed him at least million.His circle of friends included Jay Z, and he used to date Mya.But as the arrest records grew, people began to distance themselves from Johnson. He also quit therapy and refuses to take prescription pills because he feels equipped at managing his mental strife without medication.According to the article, Jay Z ended their friendship (via email) because Johnson continued to get arrested, and Mya once saved him from “jumping from a window.” Today, Johnson, who works at a non-profit organization aimed at mentoring disadvantaged children through art, has enough leftover from his multi-million contract to send his daughter to college, and to support himself. “You kind of create your own prison,” he said of being a recluse.