Tag:Why So Serious T-Shirt
Posted on: November 24, 2010 2:04 pm

Steve Johnson fined $5K for 'Joker' TD shirt

Posted by Will Brinson

Bills breakout wide receiver Steve Johnson had a little fun at the expense of Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens on Sunday, as the Buffalo receiver revealed a t-shirt with "Why so serious?" written on it after his first of three touchdowns.

That, for those that aren't big fans of comic books turned awesome movies, is one of the Joker's lines from The Dark Knight. It was an expensive one too, because Johnson's been fined $5,000 for revealing the shirt.

The shirt itself is funny, since Owens and Ochocinco call themselves "Batman and Robin." And it's flat-out hysterical because Johnson's ridiculous afternoon helped propel the Bills to a blowout victory after falling behind 28-7 early in the game.

Of course, this is pretty standard NFL procedure for breaking uniform -- as much as you have to think that the league chuckles seeing T. Ocho get publicly and intellectually torched on a TD celebration, they have no choice but to peg Johnson with a fine.

It's the same sort of thing as when Nate Burleson busted out some Detroit slang on a shirt (although he got $15,000 for punting the ball into the stands as well) Roddy White revealed a "Free Mike Vick" tee a long while back, and, as always, it's the not the message that gets punished, but the action.

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