Supposedly, the Washington Redskins are not interested in signing running back Larry Johnson.
The oddsmakers believe otherwise.
Bodog.com has put the odds at 3-1 that the Redskins sign Johnson, the two-time Pro Bowl running back who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs after using gay slurs on his Twitter account and in speaking to reporters.
Given the depleted state of Washington’s backfield going into Sunday’s game against Denver, I can understand why oddmakers see Johnson’s future in Washington — particularly given this franchise’s tendency to sign big name dysfunctional players.
But in a season where the Redskins organization has put its fans through one embarrassment after another, signing Larry Johnson would be the greatest shame of all.
If he had used racial slurs, no team would even consider touching him. Using gay slurs is no different, and when I see media reports and talk show host speculating about Johnson’s future, there is hardly enough outrage toward Johnson’s comments and toward any team that would have anything to do with this player.
Let’s hope that the Washington Redskins have enough integrity left not to bring Larry Johnson into the fold.
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