This morning, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson was fined 10,000 dollars by the NFL for a touchdown dance against the Jets on Sunday.
The fine, one of many this year, has put a nail in the NFL touchdown dance's preverbal coffin.
Johnson's dance - which was admittedly questionable - was also pretty hilarious, and definitely overdue. After catching a touchdown pass on Darelle Revis with 2:06 left in the first half to put the Bills on top 14-7, Johnson stood up, pulled out the guns, fired a couple rounds, and then shot himself in the leg.
After, he turned into a "Jet" airplane, flew around in the end zone and crashed to the ground. It was tasteless, ballsy, and absolutely priceless.
The shot in the leg was a clear stab at Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who served a 20-month prison sentence after a gun went off in his pocket - shooting himself in the leg - at a New York night club, and drew immediate and hard criticism.
Burress, who got in touch with Johnson via text message, said "everything was cool." He added that he didn't want everyone to think Johnson was a bad guy because he made a mistake, and that he has "made a few in my life."
Yeah, you have, included in those mistakes is not taking a joke like a man.
According to ESPN, Jets' coach Rex Ryan called the celebration "ridiculous." Okay Rex, well so is cursing off fans and flipping off camera phones, so you can quiet down.
Rodney Harrison - known for being one of the NFL's dirtiest players and also dissing his former quarterback Tom Brady on national TV - called it "immature" and "dumb." Kind of like you, huh Rodney?
The whole thing is just another reminder that the NFL is getting lamer and lamer and each week passes by. Quarterbacks might as well have red jerseys on, free safeties are essentially pointless, and wide receivers aren't allowed to have personalities anymore. What's there to love?