Stevie Johnson's touchdown dance during the second quarter of Sunday's game versus the New York Jets was an embarrassment and a classless act that should be heavily punished with a huge fine from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
After the Buffalo Bills wide receiver caught a go-ahead touchdown, he started dancing then pretended to shoot himself in the leg. This was an act mocking Jets receiver Plaxico Burress, who served two years in jail for shooting himself in a club back in 2008.
Not only is making fun of another player uncalled for, making fun of a serious situation involving violence is disgusting.
Here is the video for those of you who have not seen it.
Johnson pretends to shoot himself in a touchdown celebration. What kind of normal person does that? Goodell must come down hard on Johnson and send a message to the players that this garbage will not be tolerated.
But hold on, Johnson was not finished after mimicking Burress' accident.
After pretending to shoot himself in the leg, Johnson did Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes' "Flight Boys" celebration, then tumbled to the ground, representing a plane crash.
This has to be the most selfish act I have ever seen in an NFL game. He makes fun of two opposing players, both of whom have had better careers than Johnson and have won Super Bowls.
If Johnson had stopped after the Burress act, he would have looked like an idiot, but when he took it to another level with the Holmes mocking he went way out of bounds.
It's not surprising that Johnson was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for his actions, but that isn't enough to teach him a lesson.
He is a young player and just lost a ton of respect around the league. This was a classless act making fun of two players.
This is so much worse than swearing at a fan, although what Ryan did was classless too and completely unacceptable.
Goodell must enforce a huge fine for Johnson so not only does he not act like this ever again, but no other player in football does something like this again.
Johnson embarrassed himself, the Buffalo Bills and the NFL on Sunday, and he must be fined heavily.
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