Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/1/12
Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Johnson isn't the first person to get a little carried away ringing in the new year. He just picked wrong place for his celebration. Bills coach Chan Gailey benched Johnson for drawing an excessive celebration penalty after he scored a first-quarter touchdown against the Patriots on Sunday. The Bills added another TD before New England scored the next 49 points to win 49-21 and head into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Gailey said he had warned his players that anyone who draws a penalty that hurts the team would be benched. Johnson wrote on his undershirt, ''Happy New Year!'' He did not return to the game.
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