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I talked to Johnson, 30, after the Chiefs cut him in the wake of his Twitter posts that were critical of coach Todd Haley and included a gay slur
DP: Did you want out of Kansas City?
LJ: Not necessarily. I loved my teammates. Those guys are the funniest I've been around. It was great to be the older guy in the locker room.
DP: But it seems like you were upset or angry.
LJ: I wasn't upset. If anybody likes losing, they shouldn't be playing this game, or any game. If I was frustrated and upset, it was mainly with myself. You feel like every carry you have to go 60, 70, 80 yards because that's what it was going to take for us to have a chance. I was putting all that stress on myself, and I wanted to put the team on my back. But it just wasn't working out.
DP: You seem like a media-savvy guy, which makes it hard for me to understand the Twitter posts. Help me understand the gay slurs and what you said about your coach.
LJ: That was a conversation that turned ugly. I lost perspective. One thing one guy says leads to another, and then you say something and you completely lose yourself. And people can read everything you write and everything you think about.
DP: Do you think you have anger issues?