Stevie Johnson, football player and Wide Receiver for the Buffalo Bills team was removed from a game that they were winning. Johnson decided that, when he scored a touchdown during the game, to lift up his jersey to reveal a t-shirt that said ‘Happy New Year!’ His coach, Chan Gailey, told him to get off the field because he had already been reprimanded previously for the same thing.
He wore a t-shirt in Cincinnati that said ‘Why so serious?’ and because of it, was fined $5,000 by the NFL. Johnson didn’t complain about it and he admitted that what he did was wrong and that his coach was correct. It seems pretty harsh though that for wearing a t-shirt, you get a fine for $5,000.
Another penalty he received was for pretending to shoot a rifle against the Patriots last year, and also mocking the New York Jets. Stevie seems to like to draw attention to himself by making fun of other players or teams, but in the NFL that can get you in a lot of trouble.
In fact, after he was removed from the game where he was wearing the ‘Happy New Year!’ t-shirt, his team lost the game 49-21 to New England, when previously New England hadn’t scored a goal the whole game.