Posted by Josh Katzowitz
On this week’s episode of Inside the NFL on Showtime, analysts Cris Collinsworth and Warren Sapp discuss the Stevie Johnson touchdown celebration that mocked Plaxico Burress and reenacted a plane crashing into the ground.
Some thought it was funny. Many thought it was ludicrous and over-the-top. And one person thought it was worse than Ndamukong Suh’s version of Stomp.
That one person? Cris Collinsworth.
So, um, say what, Cris?
“The Stevie Johnson thing was worse than Ndamukong Suh because it was premeditated,” Collinsworth said in comments released by the show. “Because he planned it out. And the reason they don’t let them do all this stuff, the NFL, is because it will always get away from them. It will always go too far. And to plan on a celebration where you’re going to shoot somebody, shoot yourself in the leg to mock another player, but the other one was even worse. To do the jet thing and fall down like a jet falling out of the sky. To me it crossed so many boundaries. It makes you want to eliminate all celebrations together.”
OK, but how is that worse than Suh trying to maim another player?
“Ndamukong Suh, he got mad,” Collinsworth said. “There was a fight and it’s happened to every one of us. Every one of us. We’ve jumped over and slammed somebody down.”
Apparently, the NFL disagreed, because the league has suspended Suh for two games while it’s fined Johnson a paltry $10,000.
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