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Chiefs' Johnson loses bonus grievance

Updated: April 6, 2009, 10:43 PM ET
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The Kansas City Chiefs aren't obligated to pay running back Larry Johnson his guaranteed salary and bonuses over the next two seasons, an arbitrator ruled Monday.

Special Master Stephen Burbank ruled that if the Chiefs cut him, they do not have to pay him a $3.5 million guaranteed salary next season because he breached his contract after being suspended last season, NFL Players Association general counsel Richard Berthelsen said.

Burbank also ruled the New York Giants can't ...

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