December 1, 2011 in Sports

Mockery costs Bills’ Johnson

 

Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for mimicking shooting himself in the thigh during a touchdown celebration last weekend that mocked New York Jets receiver Plaxico Burress.

Johnson declined to confirm whether he had been punished except to say he had an overnight courier envelope from the NFL waiting for him at his locker when he arrived for practice. Johnson left the envelope unopened because he expected to find inside formal notification of his fine.

Johnson said he was done discussing the celebration – and the national criticism he received as a result of it.

“If I do, I get fined. But we’ve got to move on,” he said. “It’s part of the game. People get fined.”

Bears’ Cutler admits season may be over

Jay Cutler isn’t sure he’ll throw another pass for the Chicago Bears this year.

Speaking to reporters for the first time since he broke his thumb on his right hand against San Diego two weeks ago, Cutler said he might be finished for the season.

“I’ve got to be smart about it,” he said. “Obviously, I’d want to play next week if they’d allow me. I don’t think that’s going to be in the cards. It could be I’m done for the season.

“I just have to be smart about it and realize that there is a long-term picture here.”

Cutler was injured trying to help tackle Antoine Cason on an interception return in the fourth quarter of a 31-20 victory over the Chargers.


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