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Chiefs running back Johnson arrested

Associated Press

Larry Johnson turned himself in to face an assault charge after an altercation with his girlfriend at a bar, the latest in a series of troubles with the law for the Kansas City running back and other Chiefs players.

Kansas City, Mo., Police Department spokesman Darin Snapp said Johnson was cited Monday for domestic abuse assault. He posted bond and was released.

Snapp said Johnson’s girlfriend came into the bar early Saturday and saw him with another woman. The 25-year-old girlfriend, of Overland Park, Kan., then walked away, Snapp said, but Johnson text messaged her on her phone and asked her to meet him downstairs.

He then grabbed the woman by the arm and pulled her to the front door, where Johnson asked the manager to make her leave, Snapp said. The manager said he couldn’t do that.

Snapp said Johnson became irate after his girlfriend confronted the other woman. The running back grabbed his girlfriend by the shoulders and shoved her to the floor, the police report said.

The Kansas City Star reported on its Web site Tuesday that the girlfriend denied that she was pushed or dragged to the door. Snapp said the woman told police she didn’t want Johnson arrested, but wanted the incident documented.

Klecko accidentally kills man

Former New York Jets player Joe Klecko accidentally hit and killed a man while driving on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, police said.

The 51-year-old Klecko was heading south at about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a 2005 Chevy Suburban when he struck the man, who was pushing a grocery cart, police said.

Ray Peterson, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges were filed.

Colts activate safety Doss

The Indianapolis Colts activated safety Mike Doss from the reserve-suspended list.

“The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with offensive tackle John St. Clair and waived offensive tackle Marc Colombo to make room on the roster.

“Quarterback Charlie Batch returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers after being released just before Sunday’s game against Tennessee.

Bucs player arrested

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Torrie Cox was jailed after being charged with driving under the influence, his second drunken driving arrest in nine months.

Former Cowboys kicker Fritsch dies

Toni Fritsch, who went from Austrian soccer player to place-kicker for the Dallas Cowboys, died Tuesday. He was 60.

Peter Klingelmueller, a spokesman for Rapid Vienna, the soccer club on which Fritsch played for 14 years, confirmed Fritsch’s death. The Austria Press Agency reported that Fritsch collapsed and died of heart failure in Vienna after eating at a restaurant.

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