Larry Johnson recouped some money Saturday, but his “settlement” with the Chiefs didn’t answer questions about his long-term job security with the team.
Johnson’s agent, Peter Schaffer, told The Star on Saturday night that his client and the Chiefs had agreed in principle that Johnson would remain suspended for two weeks but that he would be paid for one of those weeks.
The original suspension, which was handed down by the team Wednesday night, would have cost Johnson more than $600,000. Now it will cost him about half that, and it will keep the sides out of a grievance hearing next week.
“We have nothing signed,” Schaffer said. “I don’t think anybody is going to go back on their word.
“We’ve got an agreement that, in my mind, is a positive resolution that allowed all sides to move forward.”
The Chiefs have refused to discuss Johnson or his situation, referring reporters to a statement issued Wednesday, when the suspension was announced for “conduct detrimental to the team.”