Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/6/12

This Larry Johnson character is truly quite the gem.

The former All-Pro Chiefs running back reportedly was arrested for battery with strangulation on Friday after allegedly choking his ex-girlfriend inside a Bellagio hotel room in Las Vegas.

This marks the FIFTH time Johnson was arrested for an alleged violent incident with a woman. We’ll run through the list later, but first, more details on this event.

Johnson was arrested at 4:30 a.m. on Friday and was said to be drinking before getting into it with his ex-girlfriend, who had marks on her face and bruises on her neck when police saw her.

The two reportedly had been partying and drinking together and went to Johnson’s room to catch up. Johnson reportedly became enraged when the subject of his daughter came up, and he responded by attacking his ex-girlfriend. He allegedly choked the woman until she passed out. According to TMZ, she told police she woke up in the 10th floor hallway of the hotel wearing just underwear and a see-through top, and that she had to bang on doors to get help.

The ex-girlfriend reportedly also told police that Johnson had attacked her multiple times in the past. Knowing that, you have to wonder why she would be going to hang out with him in his room.

Johnson supposedly bragged to police that he got off on past charges, but now he could be facing a minimum of two years in state prison if convicted on domestic violence charges. Given his history, we’re hoping they finally put him away.

Here’s a rundown of his past acts of violence against women:

2003 – Arrested for waving a gun around his girlfriend during a fight. Felony and misdemeanor charges were dropped.

2005 – Arrested for assault after allegedly pushing a woman to the ground. Case was dropped after she failed to appear in court.

2008 (Feb.) – Arrested for assault for allegedly pushing woman in the head at a club.

2008 (Oct.) – Arrested for assault for allegedly spitting his drink in a woman’s face at a club.

He pleaded guilty to lesser charges for both 2008 events and received two years probation.

Given his history, it would be a crime NOT to put him away this time. He deserves it.

Oh, and somehow this guy went to Penn State for college and never had a problem there? I guess that would make something else they probably covered up.

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