This move was anticipated for the last two seasons due to an explosion of off-field problems for the former Pro-Bowler.
Johnson’s actions recently degraded the gay/lesbian community and took shots at the credibility and qualifications of the coaching staff, namely head coach Todd Haley.
Legal problems have marred Johnson’s image in the Kansas City community and with the team. He’s had several alleged incidents involving women and in 2008 was sentenced to two years probation after throwing a drink on a woman in a nightclub, though the sentence has been suspended and removed from public record.
Moreover, Johnson was just 75 yards away from becoming the Chiefs all-time leading rusher, a title that will remain with Priest Holmes for the foreseeable future.
Expect Johnson to be picked up by a Super Bowl contender with stable management, though his days as a starter may be over.
Chiefs cut Johnson in wake of twitter insults, gay slurs (AP via FOXSports.com)