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Larry Johnson Hired Gays Fired Up


Larry Johnson, the football running back who last week was fired from the Kansas City Chiefs for his use of homophobic slurs, signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday. But not everyone in the Ohio city is thrilled with the new addition.

Equality Cincinnati, a nonprofit dedicated to working for full equality for LGBT people in the area, called the move a slap in the face.

"We do not think that would be a favorable decision on the part of the Bengals," Lesley Jones, executive director of Equality Cincinnati, told website TMZ. "We would see this as a slap in the face to all the work we've done for equality and LBGT rights in Cincinnati. [The Bengals] must take action to prove that they support equality and LBGT rights in the city."

The Chiefs released Johnson from his contract last week on the day he was due back from his second suspension in the last 12 months. Among other offenses, Johnson posted a gay slur on his Twitter and called a reporter the same name in October.

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