Ex-Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Larry Johnson Now a Strip Club DJ

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterOctober 7, 2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 04:  Running back Larry Johnson #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball as Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants gives chase during the game on October 4, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Larry Johnson is back in the club, and he’s still making noise.

TMZ reports that the former Kansas City Chiefs running back is now performing as a guest DJ for a Miami-area strip club. Johnson, the once-sensational running back for Kansas City, has been seen frequenting the DJ booth at Tootsie’s Cabaret in Miami, Fla. over the last year.

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 16:  Larry Johnson #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs watches warmups prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints on November 16, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images

While he isn’t the main DJ, the gossip site’s sources maintain Johnson enjoys commandeering the booth from time to time, and that he spins a pretty good set. 

If Tootsie’s sounds familiar, it's probably because it’s the same strip club Aaron Hernandez hung out at the night he allegedly shot his friend Alex Bradley, per Brian MacQuarrie of The Boston Globe. Johnson, a resident of North Bay Village, Fla., lives only a few miles north of the 60,000 square foot establishment.

Even with his close proximity, it’s surprising to hear a place like Tootsie's has welcomed Johnson, who has a checkered past with alcohol and women.

In 2012, the former Chiefs star was arrested in Las Vegas after allegedly choking his ex-girlfriend unconscious and leaving her in her underwear in a hotel hallway, according to The Associated Press (via USA Today). Johnson eventually pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery and assault and received one year of probation, per TMZ.

Image via kmbc.com
Image via kmbc.com

This came four years after a 2008 incident at a night club in Kansas City, Mo., where Johnson was arrested after allegedly shoving one woman and spitting in the face of another, as reported by the AP (via ESPN). 

To be clear, Johnson didn’t do anything illegal at Tootsie’s. He’s just a local patron who DJs on occasion. However, given his track record, night clubs may not be his ideal spot anymore.

With that being said, if there’s one place for DJ Jazzy Johnson to be in a gentleman’s establishment, it’s enclosed in a secure place away from the working professionals.


Join me on Twitter for more sports news.