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Ex-Chiefs RB Larry Johnson reminded by team about un-cashed check from 2010 (pic)

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson recently was notified by the team that he had an un-cashed check … from 2010.

Johnson took to Twitter to highlight correspondence from the Chiefs in which the payroll department notes a check in the amount of $1,238.11 dated March 10, 2010 had never been cashed.

Johnson enjoyed a 10-year NFL career, spending his first seven seasons with the Chiefs before brief stints with the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins before calling it a career in 2011. Considered among the best running backs of his era, Johnson earned a lot of money throughout his NFL career, highlighted by a deal with the Chiefs that spanned six years for $45 million, $19 million of which was guaranteed money.

With that in mind, a $1,200 check even at this point isn’t a huge financial windfall for Johnson.

That said, it’s nevertheless an amusing situation, one that begs the question: Why did it take the Chiefs’ payroll department over eight years to discover the un-cashed check and then notify Johnson? That’s really the strangest aspect of the entire story.