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Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

Posted on: November 28, 2011 5:35 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson


During Sunday's game against the Jets -- a 28-24 loss by Buffalo -- Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson made what he called "a bad decision" when he decided to mock Plaxico Burress for shooting himself in the leg during a touchdown celebration. (See: above.)

Johnson's all but sure to hear from the NFL about his touchdown celebration in the form of a fine, and considering he cost his team 15 yards by falling to the ground, there was a chance that Bills coach Chan Gailey might discipline Johnson as well. But that's not the case as Gailey said on Monday he wouldn't punish the wideout.

"The league handles all of that. I don’t have to worry about all that. The league handles the discipline part of it," Gailey said Monday. "The question you always ask yourself, it’s always the question of if I have benched everybody for every dumb mistake that was made there wouldn’t be any coaches or players out there because we’ve all made dumb mistakes. I try to address it, make sure everybody understands exactly the impact it has on the team and then do you sit there and say are we going to punish the team or are we going to punish the person? Who are you going to punish?
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"That’s always the question. These are men. They’ve got to understand exactly what’s at stake and they’ve got to understand actions reap consequences and consequences affect the team."

Gailey also added that Johnson's decision to mock Plaxico's shooting incident "bothered" the coach because he doesn't think other players should "make fun of people."

Plus, making fun of people you work with and play twice a year comes with the bad side effect of creating an awkward personal situation. So it's good to hear that Johnson apologized to Plax.

"I didn’t talk to him on the phone. I just shouted a text message," Johnson said Monday. "He responded and everything’s cool. It’s an unfortunate situation with me being immature like that. I talked to him and he responded and it was cool."

Johnson's celebration, as noted in Monday's Sorting the Sunday Pile, isn't the bigger issue with his game. The fact that he proceeded to drop other balls and potentially cost his team a win is the bigger problem.

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Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

Freaking hilarious, best td celebration to date.  Look, if you are dumb enough to carry and illegal/unlicensed gun, then proceed to carry it without a holster and shoot yourself in your leg with said gun, you should be made fun of b/c you my friend are an idiot.  I know he served his time, but I would mock him forever.
Well said DCN



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:11 am
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

I forgot to give credit to Plaxico for not crying like a girl b/c the guy made fun of him.  Kudos to being a man and not crying.




Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:09 am
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

Freaking hilarious, best td celebration to date.  Look, if you are dumb enough to carry and illegal/unlicensed gun, then proceed to carry it without a holster and shoot yourself in your leg with said gun, you should be made fun of b/c you my friend are an idiot.  I know he served his time, but I would mock him forever. 



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:36 am
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

The media loves to blow everything out of proportion just to draw attention to their programming. They don't care who gets hurt by it or what future damage it causes. They market all bad news to create controversy so their sponsors get more attention. They use the atheletes to the fulliest by dwelling on good performances as well as bad. Its all about the MONEY they can make.



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:27 am
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

What a nation of whiners and cry babies we are. The sad thing is Burress didn't complain about it because he's not a whiner like the media, rather all these self righteous commentators did because it gives them something to talk about. I think it's the media that needs to grow up. The guy was just clowning around and having fun. Nobody was hurt or disenfranchised. Just stop crying about it and let it go already.....



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:52 am
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

The NFL is sure to fine him for that??
Get serious.
TD celebrations sometimes go over the top, but geez, how frikkin sensitive are we??



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

Thank God he text Plaxico and they are cool now. I was so worried Plax might have had his feelings hurt. 



Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

I love how athletes do stupid childish things all the time and all they need to do is say things like "it's unfortunate I was childish" or whatever their publicist tells them and they are pretty much off the hook completely.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

I don't believe the headline  of this story "Gailey won't discipline Johnson".  Gailey may not publically discipline him, but I'm 100% certain that Gailey reamed Johnson big-time behind closed doors.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Gailey won't discipline Johnson, who texted Plax

He wont discipline him because he will be called a racist if he does--best thing he can do is to keep throwing the ball to this dope and watch the drops and Boos pile up


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