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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 3/31

It's a little late, but here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. We have a wide range of stories for you this morning. Enjoy.

This is too convenient. The Chiefs have a desperate need for a wide receiver to pair with Dwayne Bowe and one of the NFL's best over the last decade, Chad Ochocinco, is coming to reside in our town, at least temporarily. Maybe he wants to play for the local football team, too...

...These have to be signs that Scott Pioli's first move after the lockout ends should be to call the Bengals and offer a draft pick for Ochocinco, right?

Don't Look for Ochocinco to Become a Two-Sport Player in KC from The Red Zone

Former Chiefs running back Larry Johnson can't find enough love - or even indifference - in Kansas City anymore, his lawyer argued Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Johnson, who is being sued by a Lawrence woman over a 2008 incident in which he allegedly spat a drink on her at a Kansas City bar, has asked for a change of venue. His lawyer, Jack T. Bangert, suggested Lafayette County to a judge Wednesday but said any place would be better than Kansas City.

Ex-Chief Larry Johnson Wants Venue Change for Lawsuit from KC Star

Business as usual in the NFL.

Not among the owners, coaches, and players. Not between Commissioner Roger Goodell and the players' association. Nor between general managers and player agents.

In marketing the game, however, the lockout has not resulted in a dead stop.

League, Players Cooperate in Marketing from KC Star

CBS Sports Video: Kansas City Chiefs Draft Needs

Baylor nose tackle Phil Taylor will continue his busy pre-draft workout schedule...

...Taylor worked out for the Cleveland Browns (No. 6 overall pick), Kansas City Chiefs (No. 21) and one other AFC team last week, and he has visits slated for next week with the New Orleans Saints (No. 24), San Francisco 49ers (No. 7) and Chiefs, according to the source...

...So the Browns and Chiefs will end up not only working out Taylor privately but also having him in for a visit.

Chiefs, Browns Set Post-Workout Visits With Baylor NT Taylor from NFL.com

A group of 13 students take a bow with boxing coaches Lord Johnson and Robert Johnson tonight during the Tony Jordan Youth Sports Foundation's Celebrity Guest Dinner.

The dinner, 5:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Rochester, includes Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Branden Albert...

Recognition Dinner from The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Former Southern Cal quarterback Matt Cassel has often been the example used for folks who think Mitch Mustain could eventually wind up in the NFL.

Mustain started just one game at USC after transferring from Arkansas. Cassel also spent his career with the Trojans as a back-up, but became a pro starter for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cassel made it to the NFL largely because of his pro day workout. Mustain will have to emulate that if he hopes to emulate Cassel's path to the NFL.

Mitch Mustain Looking for Strong Showing at Southern California's Pro Day from Arkansas Sports 360

Entries are still being accepted for the 22nd Annual Joe Delaney Memorial Golf Tournament, supporting Northwestern State athletic scholarships, at Olde Oaks Golf Course in Haughton next Monday, April 4. 

The annual four-person scramble, which honors the memory of two-sport NSU All-American Joe Delaney and raises funds for the Demon Victory Fund (DVF), is sponsored by Securitas Security Services, USA.  Registration will begin at 11 a.m., with range warm up available at noon.  The shotgun start will commence at 1, and dinner will be served and prizes awarded at 5 p.m...

...As much as Delaney's legacy of athletic achievement means to his alma mater, it was his legacy of heroism and compassion that truly left a lasting mark.  On June 23, 1983, Delaney saw three young boys drowning in a pond and jumped in to save them.  Tragically, he died in the process.  One of the boys was saved.

Spots Still Open for Next Monday's Delaney Golf from NSUDemons.com

When CBS sports asked former Chiefs Assistant Coach Charlie Weis why he left Kansas City, he said, "You can blame the busing system in Parkville, Missouri."

He has a special needs daughter who had trouble getting to and from school and camp in the Park Hill School District.

It's a complaint advocates told KCTV5 is common among special needs families.

Parents Say Buses Not Adequate for Special Needs Kids from KCTV5

"Working that three day camp confirmed for that there's nothing like that game in the world," said Roberts. "It has an attraction and a draw to students and kids unlike any other sport. So, I thought to myself, law firms aren't going anywhere, legal issues aren't going anywhere, so while I'm young I want to go ahead and see if I can start this football career. I wrote every team in college, every team in the league and was lucky enough to get one positive response."

That positive response came from the Kansas City Chiefs, which offered him an internship-with no pay.

Renaissance Man from WV Metro News

But Francona's reputation as a "players' manager" who is fiercely loyal to his veterans was tested last April when Ortiz batted .143 with one home run and a .286 slugging percentage.

There were sleepless nights and conversations with close friend Scott Pioli, general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs and former Patriots player personnel director. Francona had to decide how to handle the franchise icon, who was off to a painfully slow start for a second straight season and, at age 34, appeared to be near the end of his career.

Tito Stays the Course from The Boston Herald

On hand for Wednesday's practice were a pair of former Alabama defensive standouts as Wallace Gilberry and Jarret Johnson watched the action from the sidelines. Gilberry just finished his third season as a defensive end with the Kansas City Chiefs where he was second on the team with 7.0 sacks last year.

Football Holds Sixth Practice of the Spring from RollTide.com