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NFL Notebook: Former NFL running back Johnson arrested in Vegas

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By Wire Reports
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 9:04 p.m.

LAS VEGAS — Former NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested early Friday at a Las Vegas Strip resort after an ex-girlfriend told police he choked her into unconsciousness and left her in her underwear in a hotel hallway.

Johnson Jr., 32, of North Bay Village Fla., was being held on $15,000 bail at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance on a domestic violence-strangulation charge that could get him a minimum of two years in state prison if he is convicted.

Williams out til Nov.

The Denver Broncos will be without linebacker D.J. Williams until mid-November after the NFL added three games to his suspension.

Turner quiet on RB

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WR Amendola out

St. Louis Rams receiver Danny Amendola (collarbone), injured in the 17-3 victory over the Cardinals on Thursday night, is expected to miss about six weeks, according to ESPN.

Jags ink Spurlock

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Hernandez practices again

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NFL doles out fines

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Rams RB Jackson can void final year of deal

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