*Former NFL running back Larry Johnson finds himself in a heap of trouble with authorities in Las Vegas today.
He’s being detained by police for beating up his now ex-girlfriend. Also, according to TMZ, he threatened a hotel security guard, telling the guy, “I’ll rip your f*cking vocal cords out,” according to the police report.
According to the report, the alleged victim identifies herself as Johnson’s ex-girlfriend — and told police he beat the crap out of her and strangled her early Friday morning until she blacked out in a hotel room after the two had been partying together in Vegas.
The GF told police … while Johnson was strangling her, she told him, “If you are going to kill me squeeze harder and just do it.” The GF says she then blacked out and lost consciousness.
As for why he attacked her in the first place, the woman told police Johnson became enraged after they were talking about his daughter … and began to “beat her and throw her around the room.”
According to the report, the GF told police she regained consciousness in a hotel hallway while just in her underwear and a see-through blouse and banged on doors until someone called for help.
Cops say the GF told police Johnson had attacked her multiple times in the past … including a recent incident at the Wynn Hotel in Vegas.
According to the report, security made contact with Johnson and brought him to the security office.
One of the security guards told police … while he was in the office, Johnson bragged about being released from charges “last time” … and then told one of the guards that he was going to “rip your f*cking vocal cords out.”
When cops arrived to the scene, officers noticed Johnson had a small cut on his cheek and one on his lip.
LJ was eventually arrested for battery with strangulation and is still in custody.
Good Lord! Dude sounds like a wild animal. For his sake, we hope it’s not true.
Julissa Bermudez kisses then boyfriend Larry Johnson at his 28th birthday party on Nov. 19, 2007 in New York City
*Viewers of Style network’s “Empire Girls” were witness to Julissa Bermudez’s emotions overflowing when she encountered her ex-boyfriend, NFL running back Larry Johnson, outside a nightclub. [Scroll down to watch the awkward moment.]
The run-in was quickly followed by a drink date, where Julissa – who met LJ in 2005 when she was hosting BET’s “106 & Park” and he was a guest – couldn’t hold back her tears of frustration as LJ beamed about how he’s stopped drinking, how proud he is to be a dad and how happily in love he is with his baby’s mom.
Each revelation, Julissa told her friends later, was like a dagger in her heart. During he three year relationship with the athlete, she says he drank to excess, wasn’t trying to be faithful and – although he wanted a baby – wasn’t yet ready to be a father. The couple ended up breaking off their engagement in June 2008.
Cut to Sunday’s episode, where good friend Angie Martinez of New York’s Hot 97 pointed out that Julissa’s tears and constant chatter about him since their “chance” encounter outside the club must mean she still has feelings for him.
Below, Julissa and her “Empire Girls” co-star Adrianne Bailon (who once dated Rob Kardashian) ponder one of the questions raised on their reality show: With two years to go before turning 30, should they have sacrificed their career ambitions and focused more on finding the right man to start a family – like most of their friends have done?
Below, Julissa is speechless when she sees her ex-fiance.