Wednesday, October 15, 2008

LJ has problem with DV

Of course it must be said that LJ has not been convicted of anything in this latest matter and I'm pretty sure his previous situations (two prior I believe that have been reported) have been resolved without any convictions. It still seems apparent that he has a problem with domestic violence and as with most people who deal with women by beating them it only tends to intensify until it is too late and by too late I don't mean that LJ gets fined or suspended or convicted.....I mean until somebody ends up dead. LJ already participated in a domestic violence counseling program as a condition of his earlier problems but it didn't seem to take.

Domestic Violence is serious issue and one that society has taken too lightly for years and if nothing else Kansas City needs to send a message to Mr. Johnson and those who look up to him that this is not an acceptable way to deal with women.

Larry's off the field efforts for charity are small as well. In reading his contributions I was a little underwhelmed. Might I suggest a huge donation to a local shelter right away?

While speaking up with outrage is a small way that I can act, I am calling on others to take other action.

1. Never again buy Larry Johnson apparel. He benefits financially from each sale.

2. Don't participate in charity or community events where Larry Johnson makes a celebrity appearance. Please call that charity and inform then that you can't support them unless Larry Johnson isn't in attendance.

3. If you are a charity organization or business that utilizes Chiefs' players for your events or promotions do not request Larry Johnson from the Chiefs Community Relations Department.

4. I'd tell you to not purchase brands endorsed by him but with the exception of Rocawear (and really who cares) he doesn't have any endorsement deals that I could find. I think that says volumes about him already in that Madison Avenue doesn't find him appealing. If you want to tell Jay-Z about it you can email them here.

5. Email Jessie Jackson and tell him that he needs to get down here and counsel this thug and spend less time hating Jews and calling everyone a racist.

6. Inform and educate your children that Larry Johnson is not a role model for them because he hits girls. Suggest that if they must idolize an athlete at all that they should look to a guy like Tony Gonzalez who has a long history of doing it right on and off the field.

7. Look out for TKC to label me and whomever speaks the truth about LJ as a racist. When he does leave him a comment that domestic violence isn't a race issue.

8. Tell Roger Goodell (212-450-2000 NFL Public Relations) that LJ must be suspended and encourage him to suspend anyone who is involved with domestic violence. You can also try emailing at althought I'm not 100% sure of this address.

9. Send a contribution to a domestic violence shelter in your community. They do great work and it cost lost of money. They need and deserve your support. Hope House in Missouri is the largest area shelter. SafeHome is in Kansas. They both deserve your help and resources and you can donate quickly by clicking on their link.

10. Write Larry Johnson himself and send an email to the Chiefs expressing your disappointment. You can email the Chiefs directly here and get their mailing address to send LJ a letter as well.

11. While you were reading this a woman in Kansas City was beaten by somebody who said they love her. The Hope House website says that a woman is beaten every 9 seconds. How long did it take you to read this blog post? They never deserve it.


Tony said...

Not a racist at all, LJ is a douche and you've done a great job at listing the many reasons.

Anonymous said...

aw, geez - i really want to not like JoCoEveryman just 'cause he lives in paradise, but columns like this just end up making me fall in love with him more and more.


JOCOeveryman said...

Now that made me blush...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this blog! Women need to know that it's never OK that someone hits them. NEVER. No matter who he is, no matter how much money he makes. Thank you for raising everyone's awareness. It's too bad that Hope House has to exist... but thank God it does so women can get the help they need to get out of these situations.

JOCOeveryman said...

Thank you for posting a comment. Hope House is a very good organization and they deserve people's support. You are of course is never okay and they never "deserve it". Check back.