Former NFL running back Larry Johnson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada this morning for domestic violence.

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Former NFL superstar Larry Johnson threatened a hotel security guard who responded to a domestic violence incident – telling the guy, “I’ll rip your f*cking vocal cords out” … this according to the police report obtained by TMZ.

According to the report, the alleged victim identifies herself as Johnson’s ex-girlfriend — and told police LJ beat the crap out of her and strangled her until she blacked out early Friday morning inside of a room at the Bellagio Hotel.

The GF told police … while Johnson was strangling her, she told him, “If you are going to kill me squeeze harder and just do it.

The GF says she then blacked out and lost consciousness.

As for why he attacked her in the first place, the woman told police she and Johnson had been partying and drinking together when they went up to his room to “catch up.” But the GF claims LJ became enraged when they started talking about his daughter. She claims LJ snapped and began to “beat her and throw her around the room” and eventually choked her out.

According to the report, the GF told police she regained consciousness in a hotel hallway while dressed only in her underwear and a see-through blouse. The GF says she banged on doors until someone called for help.

Cops say the GF claims Johnson had attacked her multiple times in the past … including a recent incident at the Wynn Hotel in Vegas.

According to the report, security quickly made contact with Johnson and brought him to the security office.

One of the security guards told police … while he was in the office, Johnson bragged about being released from charges “last time” … and then told one of the guards that he was going to “rip your f*cking vocal cords out.”

According to the report, officers say the GF had multiple marks on her face and neck … and Johnson had a small cut on his cheek and one on his lip.

LJ was eventually arrested for battery with strangulation. He is still in custody and is scheduled to be released at 5pm.

-TMZ

Original Story:

According to Clark County Jail records, Johnson has been accused of strangling someone. It’s unclear who the alleged victim is.

Johnson — who once signed a $45 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs — is being held until he can see a judge tomorrow morning.

32-year-old Johnson has been arrested 4 other times since 2003 — each time he was accused of assaulting a woman.

In 2008, he was he sued for allegedly spitting on a woman in a nightclub. He paid $100k to settle that case.

In 2011, LJ was sued for allegedly beating up a man in Miami Beach.

Story developing …

UPDATE:

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Larry’s alleged victim is his ex-girlfriend whom he dated for four years.

We’re told the incident occurred at the Bellagio hotel. When police arrived at the scene around 4am, law enforcement sources tell us, they found the alleged victim crying with visible bruises and scratches on her neck.

The ex-GF told police Larry had choked her to the point of unconsciousness.

-TMZ