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ALLEN PARK, Mich. The alter-ego character of Calvin Johnsons new TV commercial seemingly came to life during a news conference Thursday at the Detroit Lions practice facility.
Johnson, the Detroit Lions record-breaking wide receiver, had answered a few questions on his health and football before getting asked about the recently-released Nike spot that also stars rapperactor Sean Combs, a.k.a P. Diddy.
I think Johnson should handle the rest of this, the real-life Calvin Johnson said during his weekly session with the local media. I aint even supposed to be up here. Its time to go.
Johnson walked away laughing before turning around and coming back to finish the news conference.
In the commercial, P. Diddy plays the stand-in role of Johnson, handling off-the-field obligations with the media and fans so that Calvin can concentrate solely on football and avoid all outside distractions.
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