Post by specialk1307 on Aug 19, 2006 11:00:27 GMT -4
Johnson scores TD without fanfare as Bills, Bengals score 77 Aug. 18, 2006 CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Shortly after the game was over, Chad Johnson announced in the Bengals locker room the Buffalo Bills couldn't stop him.
The NFL officials, well, that's another story.
Johnson, the always colorful receiver, scored his first touchdown this preseason in Cincinnati's 44-31 win over the Bills on Friday night. Yet there was one thing missing: the touchdown dance.
Johnson's bid to do something -- anything, without drawing a flag that would hurt his team -- was denied by an official under the NFL's new rules severely limiting post-TD celebrations. He pleaded with the ref immediately after his 9-yard catch, even offering to pay his fine for keeping the flag in his pocket.
"I was asking him to let me celebrate, that's what that was, I'm sure you guys knew that," Johnson said. "But he told me not to. 'Get off the field.' Just like that."
It didn't matter much: There was enough high-scoring entertainment to keep most fans interested in a mean-nothing game.
Johnson, sporting his new golden mohawk haircut, had five catches for 73 yards in less than a half of playing time, helping Cincinnati (2-0) produce the third-most points in a preseason game in team history -- and most since a 45-0 win over Tampa Bay in 1977.
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