Found January 25, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Unfortunately for all you die hard Pro Bowl fans out there, the best receiver in the NFL will not be able to participate this weekend. Calvin Johnson has been nursing a sore Achilles tendon, meaning he will have to miss the big game. However, he is still going to attend. According to the Detroit Free Press, he’s even bringing some friends along for the ride.
Johnson flew all of his fellow Lions wide receivers out to Hawaii on Tuesday by way of a private jet — including those who are on the practice squad. He may not be able to play in the game, but how can you say no to a week-long vacation in Hawaii after a long season of getting tossed around?
Kudos to Calvin for the nice gesture. If he had stayed home and watched the game or flown out by himself, no one would have said he’s a jerk for not including his teammates. Not all professional athletes light up the newspaper headlines by saying and doing boneheaded things.
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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has one year left on his current contract and has said he wants to get a long-term deal worked out during the offseason. Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr., son of owner William Clay Ford, says the team wants to make that happen just as much as Johnson does. Asked in…
"We really want to get this done with him," says Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr.
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