MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE columnist C.J. has a followup on the domestic assault allegation last weekend against former Minnesota Viking lineman Esera Tuaolo.
Sunday Tuaolo was charged in Ramsey County with domestic assault, assault and disorderly conduct. According to court records in the case, a judge gave Tuaolo a domestic abuse-related no-contact order with the victim. Tuaolo was released on $2,000 bail Monday. A hearing is scheduled for August.
Tuaolo, who has acknowledged being gay, confirmed to C.J. that the alleged assault victim was his current boyfriend. Read more…
The Kansas City Chiefs’ Larry Johnson is enjoying an unpaid vacation right now in light of recent statements that were seemingly designed with the specific intent to anger everybody in the team’s organization. Because hey, if you’re mired in the worst season by a starting running back in NFL history, why not alienate everybody in the process?
Johnson’s agent, however, chose an unusually peculiar tack in his client’s defense. After Johnson started calling disagreeable Chiefs fans “fags” - multiple times - and earning a suspension for his efforts, agent Peter Schafer responded in the most reasonable way imaginable. Just kidding, he expressed shock and amazement that you couldn’t call people “fags.”