Thursday, March 31, 2011

Larry Johnson would rather not come back to Kansas City ... because you hate him

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM

click to enlarge Ashley Stewart: Would you rather look at Larry Johnson scowling?
  • Ashley Stewart: Would you rather look at Larry Johnson scowling?

Larry Johnson. Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Let's try that again. Larry Johnson. Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Ooh, I'm so biased. I just can't even write the former Kansas City Chiefs running back's name without breaking out in hate. Maybe LJ's attorney has a point. We just hate him so much that he can't get a fair trial in Kansas City. How could you not hate him for allegedly spitting in a woman's face (the face on the right)?

Ashley Stewart, the said face, is suing the former footballer known as King Pink for allegedly spitting a drink in her face in 2008 at the now-closed Plaza club Blonde.



Johnson's attorney wants a change of venue in the case because we

all hate Johnson so very much, the Star reported. I don't know about your day, but mine starts with a morning ritual of an hourlong recitation to my stuffed animal collection about all of the reasons that I hate Larry Johnson. Then I grab my copy of the Necronomicon and issue curses on Johnson. So far, I think it's working.

Anyway, LJ's attorney, Jack Banger, argued: "If we can't get a change of venue in this case, it is insurmountable. We want to go anywhere but here."

Banger reportedly offered the court lots of examples of KC hating

Johnson: "critical newspaper articles, postings from sports-radio

websites and affidavits from two talk-show hosts, Soren Petro and Bob

Fesco, attesting to the dislike of Johnson among sports fans."

However, Stewart's lawyer, Charles Speer, argued against moving the case

-- and Johnson may not be as famous as he thinks he is.

"We all know people in Kansas City who are not Chiefs fans who have

never heard of Larry Johnson," Speer said.

I wish I could say the same.

A Jackson County Circuit Court judge will decide whether Johnson will get the case moved.


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