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What Will It Take To Sign Johnson?

The art of any negotiation is knowing when to flinch. In the case of Larry Johnson vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, both sides are strong in their convictions. Each wants the same thing - a good deal - but there can only be one winner in this process. Unfortunately for Johnson, he doesn't hold many cards.

In one corner you have LJ, who wants to be the highest-paid running back in the NFL. In his mind, Johnson is the second coming of the great Jim Brown. They have similar running styles, they love the life away from football and, even though they grew up in different eras, money was a contributing factor to the length of time each played and - in LJ's case - will play pro football. In the other...

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