Vermeil to Johnson: 'Take the diapers off'

Updated: September 22, 2004, 9:13 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Larry Johnson reacted sharply to Dick Vermeil's comments that the seldom used Chiefs running back "take the diapers off" if he plays this week in place of injured Priest Holmes.

Johnson, a first-round draft pick out of Penn State, might be pressed into action Sunday against Houston if Holmes is still hobbled by a sore ankle. He has expressed his unhappiness over not playing, and on Wednesday, dismissed the suggestion that Vermeil was trying to motivate him with comments ...

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