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Larry Johnson, Chiefs reach settlement

PFT reported Friday that the NFLPA and the NFL were not eager to see Larry Johnson’s appeal of his two-week suspension head to a hearing for a variety of reasons.

On Saturday, everyone got their wish.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports the Chiefs and Larry Johnson have settled his appeal of a two-week suspension. Johnson will still be suspended two weeks, but he will only be docked one game check.

The compromise means that Johnson is essentially getting paid one week to stay away from the team. But the decision was apparently a better option for all parties than heading to a hearing.

There was speculation that a settlement could include Johnson’s release, but it remains unclear what the Chiefs will do with him once he’s eligible to return. Reading the tea leaves, it looks like Johnson could be stuck in Kansas City for the rest of the season, even if his playing time is reduced.