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CHRIS JOHNSON'S GIG COSTS $10,000

As expected, Titans running back Chris Johnson has been fined $10,000 for his post-touchdown visit to the conga-bongo drums stationed near the end zone at Arrowhead stadium, per Adam Schefter of NFL Network.
Johnson ripped off a 64-yard run, dove into the end zone, and the got up and raced to the drums.
The fine arises from the fact that Johnson used a prop for his touchdown celebration.  He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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21 Responses to “CHRIS JOHNSON'S GIG COSTS $10,000”
  1. Steelers-Shaun says: Oct 24, 2008 9:28 PM

    who cares makes the game more exciting i miss the old t.o. sharpie

  2. titans_fan says: Oct 24, 2008 9:29 PM

    Ten grand well spent… I just hope he doesn’t make a habit of it

  3. sporkdevil says: Oct 24, 2008 9:42 PM

    You know, when the rhythm is inside you, you just can’t stop someone.

  4. me says: Oct 24, 2008 9:44 PM

    how old does ‘news’ have to be before its not ‘news’ anymore? Sucking for more hits much.

  5. champs says: Oct 24, 2008 9:55 PM

    The Human Fund warchest gets a little heavier…
    Johnson may have crossed the line, but the NFL isn’t fooling anyone with its secret list of approved, non-original celebrations ranging from the dancing, to spiking, all the way up to the chest bump, with special exemptions from “prop” and “leaving your feet” rules for the lamebau leap and the goalpost crossbar dunk.

  6. Big Daddy Rog says: Oct 24, 2008 10:03 PM

    What’s the fine for kissing the commissioner as your touchdown celebration?

  7. SeanMartin says: Oct 24, 2008 10:11 PM

    tHINK about “me says” comment

  8. titans_fan says: Oct 24, 2008 10:28 PM

    “What’s the fine for kissing the commissioner as your touchdown celebration?”
    You have to go play for the Bengals

  9. chasehunterj says: Oct 24, 2008 10:48 PM

    No Fun League. Thanks for nothing. Yeah, it’s about football… who pays for it? We want more entertainment value.

  10. RonO says: Oct 24, 2008 10:54 PM

    “Sucking for more hits much” What language is that? Ain’t English.

  11. Klutch says: Oct 24, 2008 11:14 PM

    Maybe if they are going to fine the players for this stuff they also need to send out a memo to all their “authorized” media partners to NOT hype the action during highlights. I bet I saw this replayed a million times on ESPN, seems to me they glorify it so if the NFL actually wants to put an end to it tell your broadcasters to stop encouraging it…..

  12. south-fl-steel says: Oct 24, 2008 11:26 PM

    that may have been the most harmless touchdown celebration ever. roger is softly killing this league.
    .

  13. mrmagoo says: Oct 25, 2008 12:11 AM

    I wonder what the record is for league ‘fund raising’? It looks like Goodell is out to make the league office self supporting from player contributions.

  14. MIBucs1982 says: Oct 25, 2008 12:21 AM

    I love how the Commish is blamed for creating policies that existed before he took office and is doing what his predecessor wouldn’t do…enforce them. Classic!
    In any case, I don’t like this policy and think it’s a bit ridiculous. Long as it doesn’t hold up the game I have no problem with the celebrations. Kind of like spiking the ball after a first down. That one I’m alright with, so if they limited the TD celebrations to something like that, I’m cool with it.

  15. KY says: Oct 25, 2008 12:56 AM

    RIGHT…and jumping up on a 5 foot wall ain’t a prop.

  16. ch0wfaced91 says: Oct 25, 2008 3:10 AM

    You guys are all not smart, jumping in the stands is the dumbest thing yet, but you cant play bongos? UNREAL

  17. alexy says: Oct 25, 2008 3:54 AM

    this is crazy. he wasn’t menacing anyone. he wasn’t preening around in some kind of “dancing on the star” moment. he was playing … *the bongos.* this fine reeks of mindless bureaucratic button-pushing, not a thoughtful regulation. i’m halfway tempted to put together a fundraiser to cover this stupid, stupid fine for mr. johnson.

  18. thomase66 says: Oct 25, 2008 7:38 AM

    “‘What’s the fine for kissing the commissioner as your touchdown celebration?’
    You have to go play for the Bengals”
    I’m pretty sure the Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, so that one wouldn’t stand up in court.

  19. eeyore says: Oct 25, 2008 9:05 AM

    what are drums doing in the back of the end zone anyway?

  20. freedomispopular says: Oct 25, 2008 3:36 PM

    As much as anyone wants to complain about this, a rule’s a rule. At least this is one they actually enforce.

  21. Serr8d says: Oct 25, 2008 7:32 PM

    Meh. Well worth it.
    Don’t worry so much about CJ’s ability to pay this fine. I’ll be Jeff Fisher took up a collection and had it covered before he hit the showers.

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