NFL Notebook | Larry Johnson gets one-game suspension
Kansas City running back Larry Johnson was suspended for Week 10 of the NFL season by commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City running back Larry Johnson was suspended for Week 10 of the NFL season by commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Johnson already was deactivated the last two weeks by Kansas City and also won't play Sunday against Tampa Bay. He will miss the Chiefs' game at San Diego next weekend under the NFL's suspension.
Johnson is not permitted on the team's premises until Nov. 10. The suspension will cost him about $147,000, or one game check.
The league didn't elaborate on how it decided on an appropriate penalty for Johnson other than to say in a statement announcing the suspension that "Johnson has previously violated the NFL personal conduct policy and has since been involved in multiple incidents in which law enforcement was required to intervene."
Packers sign Rodgers through 2014
The Green Bay Packers made a long-term commitment to quarterback Aaron Rodgers, signing the first-year starter to a contract extension through 2014.
Terms were not disclosed.
"It means a lot," Rodgers said. "I'm very excited knowing that my future is going to be here in Green Bay."
• Washington receiver Santana Moss was unable to practice because of a strained hamstring and is a game-time decision for Monday's game with Pittsburgh.
• Dallas tight end Jason Witten still hasn't been ruled out of playing with a broken rib against the New York Giants, even after missing practice again Friday. "He does everything right in practice, that's why he doesn't need to practice as much," coach Wade Phillips said.
• New York Jets linebacker David Harris was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Buffalo with a strained groin.
• St. Louis receiver Torry Holt wonders if he is being phased out of the Rams' offense. "At times I do," Holt said. "At times, I feel like there's a situation where I'm being phased. Who knows? We've still got [nine] more games left, and we'll see how those [nine] games go. Once the season's over with, come back and ask me and see how I feel."
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